Health Tip: How Radon Can Get in Your Home
(HealthDay News) -- Radon is an odorless but toxic gas that can
seep into buildings, including ground-level homes.
Health Tip: Getting a Tattoo?
(HealthDay News) -- Tattoos may be popular forms of body art and
expression, but they pose a number of potential health problems,
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
(HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes either don't
produce enough insulin, or their bodies don't process insulin
correctly. More than 90 percent of people with diabetes have type
2, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.
Study Reveals Why Elderly Often Vulnerable to Scams
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are less able
to spot people with untrustworthy faces, which may help explain why
they're more likely to be victims of fraud, according to new
Chemo May Extend Survival After Breast Cancer's Return
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- In women with breast cancer
that has recurred but remains confined to in or near the breast,
post-surgical chemotherapy appears to boost survival, new research
Fruit Flies Use Detection System to Avoid Spoiled Food
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Fruit flies have a special
brain circuit that prevents them from eating, or laying their eggs
on, spoiled food that contains toxic molds and bacteria, a new
Plastics Chemical BPA Found in Fetal Livers
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who found the
chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in the livers of fetuses say it shows
that there is considerable exposure to the chemical during
Childless People Die Sooner, Study Says
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of couples
treated for infertility found a significantly higher death rate
among couples who remained childless and lower odds of psychiatric
illness among those who adopt.
Kids May Be at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk If Parents Had Infertility Treatments
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Children born after in
vitro fertilization are more likely to have asthma, according to a
new British study.
Consider Weight When Choosing Blood Pressure Meds: Study
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a patient's weight
into account when choosing blood pressure medications might help
prevent strokes, heart attacks and death, a new study suggests.
Sedatives May Raise Pneumonia Risk
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- People taking the widely
prescribed sedatives known as benzodiazepines may be putting
themselves at greater risk for developing pneumonia, British
Cleaner Air in U.S. Boosting Life Expectancy, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- As air pollution in the
United States declines, it appears Americans are living longer,
according to a new study.
Thinking You Ate a Lot May Help You Feel Full
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Believing you had a large
meal can make you feel less hungry hours after the meal, a finding
that could lead to new methods of weight control, researchers
For Aggressive Breast Cancer, Chemo May Work Better in the Young
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women with
aggressive breast cancers often benefit more than older women when
they undergo early, pre-operative chemotherapy, a new study
Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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