Health Tip: Help Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury
(HealthDay News) -- Too much computer time may take away from
physical activity. It can also lead to an "overuse" or "repetitive
Health Tip: Keep Kids From Choking Hazards
(HealthDay News) -- Choking hazards for small children abound,
from food to toys.
'Boomers' With Hepatitis C Boosting Demand for Liver Transplants
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- An aging population of
adults with hepatitis C is behind an increasing demand for liver
transplantation in the United States, a new study reveals.
States Lagging in Emergency Preparedness: Report
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- While significant
progress has been made in the past 10 years, many states still fall
short in their preparedness for public health emergencies such as
disease outbreaks, natural disasters and bioterrorist attacks,
according to a new report.
Smoking Deadlier For HIV Patients Than Virus Itself: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
HIV patients who receive good care but who smoke lose more years of
life to smoking than to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Most Coughs Don't Respond to Antibiotics, Study Confirms
TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly prescribed
antibiotics don't help cure most coughs in adults, new research
For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with psychiatric
disorders have a 30 percent higher death rate from cancer, even
though they are no more likely to develop the disease than others.
And the underlying reason may be relatively simple: Their cancer is
frequently discovered late, often after it has spread, a new
Australian study finds.
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of several
Southern states are among the most likely to have poor heart health
in the United States, a new study finds.