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October 05, 2010

Her Anatomy Speaks Volumes to Men: Study

If you're a young woman looking for a long-term relationship with a young man, a new study suggests your face is your best asset. But if you just want some fun, focus on your body.
Health Tip: Taking Baby Out of the Home

You may be tempted to bring every possible item for your infant with you when you head out of the home.
Health Tip: Are You Deficient in Vitamin B-12?

Vitamin B-12 is an essential vitamin that supports the nervous system, creation of red blood cells and production of DNA. It's primarily found in seafood, meat and dairy products.
Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a report that outlines new guidelines concerning the iron needs of infants and children.
Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients

A small new study is the latest to suggest that testosterone may boost the health of women with heart failure, without causing serious side effects.
Dental Care Linked to Heart Health in Older Women

Older women who get regular dental care are about one-third less likely to suffer from heart disease than those who don't, new findings suggest.
Black Male Children Have Highest Rates of Food Allergies

Children, males and blacks have the highest rates of food allergies in the United States, and the risk is 4.4 times higher among male black children than in the general population, a new study finds.
Vaccine Studied for Deadly Brain Cancer

Adding a new vaccine to standard therapy extended survival for people with the most deadly type of brain cancer in a small study.
Computer-Aided MRI Might Help Predict Alzheimer's

Sophisticated brain imaging techniques may help doctors one day identify which patients with mild cognitive impairment are likely to progress to Alzheimer's disease, Swiss researchers report.
Hypertonic Fluids Don't Seem to Aid Brain Injury Outcome

Early administration of hypertonic fluids after a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) doesn't improve patient outcomes, a new study finds.
Sensors in Surgical Sponges May Mean Fewer Left Behind

Placing radio-frequency tags inside surgical sponges could help reduce the number left behind in patients after operations, according to U.S. researchers.
Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth

When expectant mothers get a flu vaccination, they not only protect themselves throughout their pregnancy but may also help safeguard their babies against flu for the first few months of life.
Health Highlights: Oct. 5, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Americans Trailing World in Steps-Per-Day

Americans need to step it up when it comes to walking, experts say.
Sleep Apnea Mask May Cause Subtle Facial Changes

The breathing masks often prescribed to treat sleep apnea can subtly alter the shape of a patient's face with prolonged use, a new study suggests.
MRI, CT Scans for ER Patients Triple Over Decade

The use of CT and MRI scans for injury-related emergency room visits in the United States has tripled since 1998, new research finds.
Workplace Noise Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Persistent, loud noise in the workplace more than doubles the risk for heart disease, Canadian researchers say.
'Hands-Only' CPR May Work Best for Cardiac Arrest

Among adults whose heart had stopped beating, those who received 'hands-only' cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander were 60 percent more likely to survive than those who received no CPR or conventional CPR with mouth-to-mouth breathing.
Clinical Trials: Oct. 5, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of CenterWatch:
1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC

More than one in four U.S. teens and young adults admit they are binge drinkers, health officials said Tuesday.
Drink or Two a Week While Pregnant Might Not Harm Baby: Study

Having one to two drinks a week during pregnancy may not actually harm a developing fetus, new research suggests.

 

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