Health Tip: Gear Up for Safe Soccer
(HealthDay News) -- Proper technique, protection and training
are essential to preventing soccer injuries.
Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Work Out
(HealthDay News) -- Warming up before a workout helps prepare
your body for exercise, making you less vulnerable to injury.
Researchers Tackle Age-Related Decline in Immune Response
SUNDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Blocking a single protein
might stop the age-related decline of the immune system that
reduces people's ability to benefit from vaccinations and leaves
them vulnerable to infectious diseases and cancer, a preliminary
new study says.
Moderate Drinking May Increase Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- For older people with heart
disease or advanced diabetes, moderate drinking may increase their
risk of a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation,
according to a new study.
New Guidelines for Doctors Treating Low Back Pain
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have developed
evidence-based guidelines to help doctors manage patients with
acute low back pain.
Children Underrepresented in Clinical Drug Trials: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Drug studies enrolling adults
far outnumber clinical trials involving children, and the scope of
research on children is also more limited than it is for adults,
new research from Duke University finds.
New Melanoma Treatment Might Delay Cancer Progression
SATURDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've
discovered a two-drug combination that delays treatment resistance
in patients with advanced melanoma.
Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS
SUNDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered
an immune system mechanism that seems to provide some people with a
natural defense against HIV say their finding could help efforts to
develop a vaccine for HIV/AIDS.
U.S. Kids Exposed to 4 Hours of Background TV Daily: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Children in the United States
are exposed to nearly four hours of background television on
average every day, an amount that threatens healthy child
development, new research reveals.
Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Despite government agency
reports suggesting a decrease in child abuse cases, new data show
that the number of children hospitalized due to serious
abuse-related injuries actually increased slightly from 1997 to
Novel Drug Approach Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer treatment could one
day be more effective and less difficult to endure if an
experimental breast cancer therapy that offers high-precision
targeting of tumors proves successful.
Researchers Discover Gene Defect Linked to Deafness
MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who have
identified a genetic mutation that causes deafness say that the
findings could one day lead to the development of new treatments
for those at risk for a certain type of hearing loss.
Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: