New Repair Option for Compression Fractures in Spine
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tiny spinal
fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now,
patients with these compression fractures have had limited options,
but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say.
Health Tip: Check Your Child's Playground
(HealthDay News) -- Inspecting a playground before your children
start swinging and sliding can help you identify potential
Health Tip: Keep Poisons From Children
(HealthDay News) -- Poisonous or harmful substances, from
medications to cleaning supplies, should be kept safely out of
reach from curious children.
Many Young Males Report Unwanted Sex
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of young
males reported being pressured or forced into unwanted sexual
activity, according to a new U.S. study.
Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gains in life
expectancy don't extend to adults who were overweight or obese as
teens, according to a new study.
Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage is good for
the heart, yet another study has found.
Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bans on smoking in
public places and the workplace in North America and Europe are
linked to a 10 percent drop in premature births and the number of
children going to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, according to
a new study.
Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery,
such as gastric banding, can dramatically reduce the rate of heart
attacks and deaths among people who are obese, a new study
Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With between 40
percent and 100 percent of lung cancer patients vulnerable to some
form of persistent sexual dysfunction, experts say the issue can no
longer be sidelined by physicians.
Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's said you can
never be too rich or too thin, but new research suggests otherwise.
People who are clinically underweight face an even higher risk for
dying than obese individuals, the study shows.
Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one of three
Texas kids screened for cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11
had borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at
greater risk for future cardiovascular disease, a new study has
Health Highlights: March 28, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test
FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of U.S. Food
and Drug Administration experts on Thursday unanimously recommended
approval of a new at-home stool test that screens for colorectal
cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy.