Return-to-Work Rate High After Knee Replacement, Study Finds
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Getting back to work after
knee-replacement surgery is a big concern for people contemplating
the procedure. Now, a new study shows that most people return to
work after a total knee replacement -- even those with physically
Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- If physicians think their
own fitness is important, chances are they'll advise exercise for
their patients too, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Help Stifle Allergies
(HealthDay News) -- A thorough cleaning of common living areas
can help reduce allergens in the home, improving allergy
Health Tip: Lower Cholesterol
(HealthDay News) -- Eating healthier can help lower your
cholesterol. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions:
Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who are
hospitalized for pneumonia are at high risk for long-term physical
and mental problems that can impair their ability to care for
themselves, according to a new study.
Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Use of antipsychotic drugs
among Medicaid-insured children increased sharply from 1997 to
2006, according to a new study.
Cigarette 'Relighting' on Rise in Still-Tight Economy
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers are relighting used
cigarette butts in an apparent response to tough economic times,
according to a new study.
Reduced 'Fine-Tuning' of Brain May Hamper Face Recognition in Autism
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- A malfunction in a specific
group of brain cells may explain why some people with autism have
difficulty recognizing faces, a small new study finds.
Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Many sports gamblers
consider their extensive betting experience and insight into
college basketball a slam-dunk for success during the three-week
U.S. championship dubbed "March Madness." But that sense of control
over their wagers is an illusion, according to a new study.
Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used antibiotic
may increase the risk of heart problems in patients with lung
conditions, according to a new study.
Ranting on Websites May Just Make You Angrier
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- It's so tempting. You read
something on a website about a hot-button issue that makes you mad
and you've got to respond. Before you know it, you're verbally
sparring with a stranger. But you may want to think twice before
jumping into the fray.
Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Life-threatening infections
of the heart valve are twice as common in the United States as
previously thought and have increased steadily in the last 15
years, according to researchers.
Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- If your young children are
picky eaters, they may be able to blame it on their genes,
according to a new study.
Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- College students who use
marijuana and other illegal substances, even occasionally, are more
likely to leave school than students who don't dabble in drugs, new
Health Highlights: March 22, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- The flu season, which got
off to an early and virulent start, continues to wind down, U.S.
health officials reported Friday.
FDA Proposes Tighter Regulation of Public Defibrillators
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- To improve the quality of
lifesaving devices called automated external defibrillators, the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed Friday that the seven
manufacturers of these devices be required to get agency approval
for their products.