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October 08, 2010

Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens May Be Gaining Advocates

Weight-loss surgery may be gaining traction as a viable treatment for obese teenagers, particularly those who are beginning to show the detrimental health effects of morbid obesity.
Health Tip: When a Working Mother Breast-Feeds

Keeping up the supply of breast milk can be a big challenge new mothers who return to work.
Health Tip: Keeping Diabetes Under Control

Whether you need to lose weight, gain weight or stay where you are, if you're diabetic, eating the right food can help you manage the disease.
Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Bone Decay

A common prostate cancer treatment called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with bone decay, according to a new study.
Disabled Still Get Cool Reception in U.S. Workplace

While many American companies say that hiring people with disabilities is important, few of them actually hire these job seekers or take steps to provide a welcoming work environment, a new survey finds.
New Tool Shows Promise for Early Lung Cancer Screening

A new diagnostic tool that looks for signs of early stage lung cancer in the lining of the cheek show some promise in preliminary research.
For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll

A series of suicides involving bullied gay teens has shocked much of America this past month.
Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Bedtime May Boost Effectiveness

Taking blood-pressure pills at night, rather than in the morning, may better control hypertension and significantly reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, new research suggests.
Many Orthopedic Surgery Patients Low on Vitamin D

Nearly half of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery have vitamin D deficiency, which can impair their recovery, researchers say.
Women Sweat Less Readily Than Men

Men sweat more easily during exercise than women, a new study finds.
Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk

A low vitality score at birth is strongly associated with a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy, a disorder involving muscle impairment and body movement that appears during the first few years of life, a new study indicates.
Obesity Among U.S. Workers Has Hefty Price Tag: Study

Obese workers cost U.S. employers $73.1 billion, a new study has found.
Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds

Hispanic diabetes patients who can't discuss their condition with a doctor in their own language have poorer health, even when interpreter services are available, a new study has found.
3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study

Researchers report that exposure to three or more X-rays in childhood may double the odds that a child will develop a form of leukemia, although the overall risk remains small.
Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Clinical Trials Update: Oct. 8, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of CenterWatch:
Weight-Loss Drug Meridia Pulled From U.S. Market

The obesity drug Meridia has been withdrawn from the U.S. market because of an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, federal health officials said Friday.

 

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