Debate Heats Up Over Screening Athletes for Sickle Cell Trait
FRIDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Though heart problems or
heatstroke generally are to blame for a young athlete's sudden
death, experts now know that carrying an aberration called the
sickle cell trait also poses substantial risk.
Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Trait Are Not the Same
FRIDAY Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Both sickle cell disease and
the condition known as sickle cell trait are genetic blood
diseases: You're born with one or the other because of the genes
inherited from your parents. Beyond that, the two conditions vary
Chronic Worry Linked to Higher Risk of PTSD
FRIDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Constant worriers are at
increased risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD), according to a new study.
Health Tip: Coping With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when tissues
adjoining tendons in the wrist swell and apply pressure to a nearby
nerve, causing numbness and pain.
Health Tip: Understanding Morning Sickness
(HealthDay News) -- Morning sickness, characterized by nausea
and vomiting during pregnancy, can cause malnutrition for the
mother and the developing baby if it's severe enough.
Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012
FRIDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- With millions of Americans
watching and waiting, the U.S. Supreme Court largely upheld the
Obama Administration's health care reform legislation, making the
survival of "Obamacare" this year's top health news story.
Health Highlights: Dec. 28, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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