December 07, 20121272012
Health Tip: When an Animal Bite Becomes Infected
When Fido or Fluffy bite someone, it poses
risks of nerve and tendon damage and, more often, infection. The
chances of infection from a cat bite is much higher than that of a
dog bite, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons notes.
Acute Kidney Injuries Up Sharply in U.S.
The incidence of the most
severe form of acute kidney injury increased dramatically in the
United States over the past decade, and deaths associated with the
condition doubled over that time, a new study says.
No Proof That 'Doping' With EPO Gives Athletes an Edge: Review
Erythropoietin, more commonly
known as EPO, has been banned from sports due to a belief that it
provides an unfair competitive advantage to users, but new research
found there is no scientific evidence the blood-cell stimulating
hormone actually enhances athletes' performance.
'Chemo Brain' May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts
So-called "chemo brain" --
problems with thinking, concentrating and remembering that are
associated with receiving chemotherapy -- may actually start to
occur before the treatment is initiated, a small new study