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Health News for 08/27/10

August 27, 2010

Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion

Your child takes a hard hit during a football game. Or a nasty fall caused by a failed cheerleading stunt.
When It Comes to the Head, No Hit Is Normal

Tommy Mallon was hard-charging through his final high school lacrosse game in San Diego, running full-tilt downfield in pursuit of a ball.
Some Fake ADHD to Get Meds, Special Treatment

While attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a real and pervasive condition, new research suggests there is a cluster of kids and adults who successfully fake the condition either to get drugs or gain special privileges in school.
Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home

By the time they reach age 5, nearly all children will have had a rotavirus infection. If severe enough, the infection can lead to severe diarrhea and dehydration.
Health Tip: Understanding PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health condition affecting women that's believed caused by a hormonal imbalance. It's characterized by numerous small cysts that develop in the ovaries, and by missed or irregular menstrual periods.
Alcoholics Overestimate Their Ability to Recall Things: Study

Alcoholics are unaware of their memory problems and overestimate their memory capacities, a new study finds.
HIV Virus May Hide in Brain

The brain can be a convenient hiding place for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Food Better Than Supplements for Cancer Prevention: Expert

Nutritional supplements are popular among Americans but people need to educate themselves and use caution when using these products to try to reduce their risk of cancer, says a University of Texas expert.
Prescription Painkillers Could Be New 'Gateway' Drugs

Prescription medicines are the way that many drug addicts first get hooked, making these legal medicines the new "gateway" drugs, new study findings show.
Quality of Care After Joint Surgery May Affect Heart Health

The quality of care a patient receives immediately after orthopedic surgery has a major impact on long-term heart health, a new study shows.
Older Diabetes Patients Still Sexually Active, Study Finds

Most older adults with diabetes are sexually active but the disease does cause some problems with intimacy, a new study found.
Breast-Feeding May Lower Women's Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

A new study finds that mothers who don't breast-feed their children are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life compared to those who do breast-feed.
Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 27, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:
Youth Smoking Rates Now Stalled

Although teen smoking rates dropped in the past decade, they have stalled in recent years, which means increased tobacco prevention efforts are needed, a new U.S. government study shows.
Health Highlights: Aug. 27, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

 

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