July 08, 2010
Benefits of Implantable Defibrillators May Differ by
Women with implantable
cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) appear less likely than men to suffer
sudden cardiac death, according to researchers who reviewed the
findings of five studies that followed 7,229 heart failure
patients, including about 1,600 women.
Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls
The decline in the number
of U.S. high school students who smoke has slowed significantly,
following dramatic drops starting in the late 1990s, according to a
new federal report.
Study Suggests Link Between HPV, Skin Cancer
The ubiquitous virus linked
to cervical, vaginal and throat cancers may also raise the risk of
developing squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of
skin cancer, a new study suggests.