'Tommy John' Surgery Gets Major League Pitchers Back on the Mound
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- So-called "Tommy
John" surgery is very effective at getting Major League Baseball
(MLB) pitchers back in the game, new research has found.
Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the population
ages, more and more older people might need to have their hip
joints replaced. But how old is too old to undergo the surgery?
Health Tip: When Early Menopause Strikes
(HealthDay News) -- Menopause that begins before age 40 is
Health Tip: Infested With Bedbugs?
(HealthDay News) -- When bedbugs share your living quarters,
they can cause itching and skin irritation. Knowing their warning
signs can help you treat the infestation and get back to sleeping
tight without letting them bite.
New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A knee or hip joint
replacement may provide a surprising benefit: better heart
Alcohol Near Start of Pregnancy Linked to Premature Babies
MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who drink
before they conceive or during the first three months of pregnancy
might be at increased risk of having a premature or small baby, new
Women Born Small May Be at Risk of Infertility, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were very
small or underweight when they were born may be twice as likely to
have fertility problems as those who were normal size at birth, new
Repeat Drug Overdoses Raise Risk for Hospitalization, Ventilator Care
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People treated at
emergency rooms more than once a year for overdoses on narcotic
drugs are more likely to be put on a ventilator and to be
hospitalized, a new study finds.
Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The dietary
supplement glucosamine does not slow cartilage damage in people
with chronic knee pain, according to a new study.
U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People fighting
cancer might have to wait longer to see a cancer specialist in the
coming decades, as demand for treatment outpaces the number of
oncologists entering the workforce, a new report released Tuesday
Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report reveals
that excess weight raises the risk of yet another kind of cancer,
with the latest results linking levels of body fat to ovarian
Health Highlights: March 11, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: