May 15, 20135152013
Health Tip: Lactase May Be Hiding in Food
Lactase is an enzyme that is typically found
in milk and other dairy foods. It's also added to many non-dairy
products, which is bad news for people who can't digest the enzyme
properly. The condition is known as lactose intolerance.
Noisy Operating Rooms May Jeopardize Patient Safety
Background noise in the
operating room -- such as the sounds of surgical equipment, chatter
or music -- can affect surgeons' ability to understand what is
being said to them and might result in a breakdown of communication
among surgical team members, according to a new study.
People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt
High-salt diets have long
been linked to high blood pressure, but new research finds that
those with the condition may have a far greater preference for
salty foods than those with normal blood pressure.
FDA: Lower Ambien's Dose to Prevent Drowsy Driving
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has approved new, lower-dose labeling for the
popular sleep drug Ambien (zolpidem) in an effort to cut down on
daytime drowsiness that could be a hazard while performing certain
tasks such as driving.