October 20, 2010
Health Tip: Should You Take Probiotics?
Probiotics are micro-organisms designed to
help manage digestive health. Manufacturers are now including them
in everything from yogurt to granola bars, the American
Gastroenterological Association says.
Health Tip: Before You Begin Breast-feeding
There's no doubt that breast-feeding
benefits baby in ways that bottled formula can't, the American
Academy of Pediatrics says. Breast milk is unrivaled in nutritional
benefit and in its ability to help prevent infection.
Peer Support May Bring Better Control of
Pairing people with
diabetes who are struggling to control their blood sugar levels
with their peers for weekly support sessions could be an effective
and inexpensive way to help manage the disease, researchers
Low Testosterone May Raise Risk of Early Death:
Men with low testosterone
levels may be at increased risk for premature death from heart
disease and all causes, a finding that challenges the current
belief that testosterone is a risk factor for cardiovascular
disease, according to new research.
Americans' Salt Intake Unchanged Over 50 Years
Americans still consume
more salt than they should, despite decades of warnings linking
high-salt diets with an increase in blood pressure and a higher
risk of heart disease and stroke.
Teen Birth-Rate Disparities Persist Among
Teen birth rates in the
United States have declined over the past two decades, but there
are still significant variations in state rates, ranging from less
than 2.5 percent to more than 6 percent, according to a federal
study released Wednesday.
Pradaxa Approved for Atrial Fibrillation
etexilate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to help prevent stroke in people with a type of
abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.
Can Coffee, Tea Lower Brain Cancer Risk?
discovered that coffee and tea might do more than boost your energy
levels: Regular consumption of the world's two most popular
beverages may also shield you against a form of brain cancer.
FDA Calls for New Warnings on Some Prostate Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Wednesday called for new warnings on the labels
of widely used hormonal prostate cancer drugs because of evidence
of a slight increased risk of heart disease and diabetes in the men
who take them.