February 16, 2010
Small Increase in Diabetes Risk Noted in Statin Patients
The use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs increases the chance of developing diabetes by 9 percent, but the absolute risk is low, especially when compared with how much statins reduce the threat of heart disease and heart attack, new research shows.
One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues
One in every two U.S. children now grapples at some time with a chronic health condition, such as asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or obesity, new research suggests.
Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival
A new study of more than 4,000 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer shows that taking aspirin appears to significantly increase survival and reduce the risk of recurrence.
King Tut's Demise Gets New Explanation
King Tut probably wasn't killed by a vengeful wife and power-hungry advisors but by a combination of malaria, a broken leg and several inherited disorders that rendered him weak and lame long before his actual death, new DNA and radiological evidence suggests.
Severe Sleep Apnea Has Silver Lining
The breathing woes that accompany severe sleep apnea may be counterbalanced by this silver lining: those with the condition report fewer nightmares.
Added Drug Aids MS Treatment
Adding the drug daclizumab to standard treatment with interferon beta may reduce multiple sclerosis disease activity more than interferon beta alone, a new study reports.
Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
If your little one gets a lot of sweetened liquids -- including juice, formula and even some brands of milk -- the sugars from these liquids can cling to the teeth and cause "baby bottle" tooth decay.