Health Tip: Exercise Isn't Always Expensive
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise doesn't have to amount to a monthly
pass to the neighborhood gym.
Health Tip: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
(HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle can help protect your
kidneys and keep them strong.
Study Tallies Economic Fallout From Workers' Heart Attacks
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack has a high
economic cost for survivors and their employers due to lost time
and income from work and the patient's possible inability to return
to work, according to a new study.
Fainting Spells Often Tied to Too Many Meds at Once: Study
SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Taking too many medications
at the same time could lead to repeated fainting episodes, a new
Insomnia May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- People with insomnia may have
double the chances of a heart attack or stroke as opposed to those
who sleep well, a study by Taiwanese researchers suggests.
U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- American men and women --
even those with a favorable health history -- have a significant
risk of developing cardiovascular disease in their lifetime, a new
Suicides Up in Sagging U.S. Economy
SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- With the economic downturn,
suicide rates in the United States rose sharply, a new study
Device Offers Hope for Battery-Free Pacemakers
SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable pacemakers have
been around for more than 50 years, but they've always had one
drawback: batteries that need to be replaced. Now, there are early
signs that a device that gains power from the patient's own
heartbeat might change all that.
Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who took a probiotic
supplement containing a beneficial bacteria saw their cholesterol
levels improve, and a freeze-dried concoction made from a
genetically engineered tomato had a similar effect on mice, two new
Daily Aspirin May Help Those at Risk for Recurrent Blood Clots
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- About a quarter of people who
experience the dangerous blood clots in the legs or lungs known as
venous thromboembolisms (VTEs) develop them for no discernable
reason, and most will receive a powerful anti-clotting drug such as
warfarin in the months after the clot forms.
Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial alternative
treatment known as chelation therapy, in which a special infusion
seeks to remove heavy metals from the body, did show modest
benefits for heart patients, researchers report.
Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetic Heart Patients: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- For a subset of heart
patients who are both diabetic and have more than one clogged
artery, bypass surgery appears to outperform the use of
artery-widening stents, a major new trial finds.
Multivitamins Won't Help Men Ward Off Heart Disease: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American men take
them, but a new study finds multivitamins will do nothing to help
stave off heart disease, heart attack or stroke.
Xarelto's Approval Expanded
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Approval of the anti-clotting
drug Xarelto (rivaroxaban) has been expanded by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration to include treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
or pulmonary embolism.
Health Highlights: Nov. 5, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: