A-Fib Doesn't Mean You're Banished to the Sidelines
FRIDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting back on exercise, or
stopping altogether, might seem like the right move for people
whose heart beats too fast and erratically, a condition called
atrial fibrillation. But that's not necessarily so.
Living a Full Life, Irregular Heartbeat and All
FRIDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Lawrence Schmelz spent a lot
of time in the gym keeping his body fit -- up to two hours a day,
every day, at age 50.
Health Tip: Taming Acne
(HealthDay News) -- Many teens battle acne every day, and the
American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice on what to do and what
Health Tip: Performing Mind-Body Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- Performing mind-body exercises, such as deep
breathing or progressive relaxation, may help you feel better by
minimizing the effects of stress, pain or anxiety.
It's Natural for Winners to Strike a Victory Pose, Research Shows
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Throwing your arms up
in the air, raising your head, flashing a smile: your body language
when you win at sports is an instinctive reaction meant to indicate
dominance over your opponent, a new study finds.
Certain Childhood Fractures May Signal Low Bone Density: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of
fractures may indicate lower bone strength in children, a new study
Women More Open to Weight-Loss Surgery
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women are four times
more likely than men to seek weight-loss surgery, a new study
Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new, preliminary
treatment involving triple-gene therapy appears safe and effective
in helping to control motor function in Parkinson's disease
patients, according to new research.
Health Highlights: Jan. 10, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA OKs 2-Drug Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The drugs Mekinist and
Tafinlar were approved for combination treatment of advanced
melanoma skin cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Mekinist Plus Tafinlar Approved for Late-Stage Melanoma
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Friday approved Mekinist for use with another
drug, Tafinlar, to treat advanced melanoma that is spreading or
cannot be removed by surgery.
Sealant Gel Approved for Eye Surgery
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A sealant gel to
prevent fluid leakage after cataract surgery has been approved by
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.