Prepping for a Colonoscopy: Why It's a Necessary Evil
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Let's face it: the very
mention of the word "colonoscopy" is enough to make many people
shudder, at least a bit. But, colonoscopy is an extremely effective
cancer screening tool, and it's the only cancer screening that can
actually prevent cancer from developing in the first place because
doctors can remove precancerous polyps during the test.
Delaying Colonoscopy Puts Man in Grave Danger
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Like most people, Wisconsin
resident Bruce Winkler dreaded the thought of having a
Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- In their pursuit of a
golden glow, young American women say that beauty concerns, not
health worries, will determine how willing they are to use
so-called sunless tanning products, a new survey finds.
Health Tip: Help Kids With Diabetes Deal With Shots
(HealthDay News) -- Children with diabetes may need regular
injections and blood tests, which can be very scary and
Health Tip: Manage Your Arthritis
(HealthDay News) -- Taking care of your joints and managing
arthritis can help reduce symptoms, improve joint function and
lower your healthcare costs.
In Dating Game, Narcissists Get the Girl
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Men with high levels of
narcissism -- an unrealistically positive self-image coupled with
feelings of entitlement -- have an easier time than others
attracting a potential mate, new German research says.
Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women appear to have a
natural defense against the world's most common sexually
transmitted infection, a new study says.
Scientists Gauge Radiation Dose From Trip to Mars
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Ever dream of traveling to
Mars? There could be potential health drawbacks if you did,
including a hefty dose of radiation, a new study finds.
Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who receive a red
blood cell transfusion during or after heart surgery may be at
greater risk for infection, according to a new study.
Joblessness Tied to Shortened Lifespans for Less-Educated Women
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy among
less-educated white women is decreasing while their better-educated
peers are gaining longevity, a new study finds.
High Doses of Common Painkillers May Raise Risk for Heart Trouble
WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- People who take high doses
of common painkillers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs) face a greater risk for heart problems, a new
PTSD After Heart Attack Linked to Poor Sleep
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- People who experience
post-traumatic stress disorder following a heart attack may find it
hard to get a good night's sleep, a new study indicates.
1 in 5 Americans Goes to the ER Each Year: CDC
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Every year, one in five
Americans makes at least one trip to the emergency room, new
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Success at School, College
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Could the secret to
educational achievement lie in a person's DNA? A major new study
suggests that genes do play some role in how well an individual
does at school.
Health Highlights: May 30, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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