Rare Breast Cancer Poses New Set of Challenges
FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- No doubt the ubiquitous pink
ribbons, along with walks and races and the designation of October
as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, have focused the public
eye on breast cancer and helped fund research for a cure.
Survivor of Aggressive Breast Cancer Stresses Need for Quick Action
FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Margaret Zuccotti was nursing
her third child in August of 2006 when she noticed that her breast
was red, swollen and tender to the touch. Because she'd had other
children, she chalked up her symptoms to a simple breast infection,
and her doctor agreed.
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Falling
(HealthDay News) -- Elderly people may be at greater risk of
falling, but there are things seniors can do to help reduce their
risk of taking a spill.
Health Tip: Manage Your Child's Allergy
(HealthDay News) -- Nasal allergy symptoms may include a runny
or stuffy nose, watery eyes and sneezing. They may be triggered by
both indoor and outdoor allergens.
Late-Preterm Babies Needing ICU Catch Up With Other Preemies: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The need for neonatal
intensive care may not make a difference in long-term prospects for
babies born late in the preterm period, according to new
Same Part of Brain Recognizes Faces and Objects, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The region of the brain that
we use to recognize faces is also used for other forms of
specialized visual recognition, such as auto experts' ability to
identify cars, a new study finds.
Heavy Smokers, Drinkers May Face Pancreatic Cancer Earlier in Life
FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy smokers and drinkers
may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than other people,
according to a new study.
Severely Obese Americans on the Rise
FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese people --
those with at least 100 pounds of excess weight -- are the
fastest-growing group of overweight Americans, according to new
Officials Seeking Patients Who May Have Received Contaminated Steroid
FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials in 23 states
are trying to track down patients who received steroid injections
for routine back pain that may have been contaminated with a deadly
type of fungus-related meningitis linked to five deaths and at
least 30 cases of illness in six states.