Health Tip: Do You Need Frequent Cholesterol Screenings?
(HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol increases your risk of
heart attack and stroke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention says current guidelines recommend that adults 20 or
older be screened every five years.
Health Tip: Treating Psoriasis on the Feet
(HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that
causes red, flaky patches on the skin. It frequently occurs on the
bottoms of the feet.
Imaging Provides New Insights Into Schizophrenia
THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging study
reveals abnormalities in the white matter of brains of people with
Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year
THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 43 million cases
of patients being harmed by medical care in hospitals occur
worldwide each year, and two-thirds of those cases occur in low-
and middle-income countries, a new review reveals.
Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk Scoliosis
THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- For most children who
otherwise might need surgery for scoliosis -- curvature of the
spine -- having them wear a brace helps prevent their condition
from worsening to the point where an operation is needed, a new
Shorter Radiation Course Appears Effective for Early Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- In women with early
breast cancer, three weeks of high-dose radiation is as effective
as the current standard -- five weeks of lower-dose treatment,
British researchers say.
Incontinence Surgery Bests Physical Therapy in Trial
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Stress urinary
incontinence is a common problem among women, and new research
suggests that surgery might be a better first-line treatment than
pelvic muscle strengthening.
FDA Airs Plan to Strengthen Rules for Imported Foods
THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The public will have its
first chance Thursday and Friday to weigh in on new federal rules
aimed at improving the safety of food imported into the United
Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: