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November 01, 2010

Health Tip: Explaining Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia is caused by shrinking parts of the brain that affect cognitive functions including memory, awareness, perception and behavior. It was once known as Pick's disease.
Health Tip: Running Errands With Your Kids

Going on even a quick errand can be a daunting prospect when you've got kids in tow.
Race Affects Hepatitis C Recurrence After Liver Transplant

Hepatitis C patients who receive a liver from a white donor have significantly more aggressive recurrent hepatitis than those who receive a liver from a black donor, researchers have found.
Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price

Staying up late to play video games, surf the Internet and send phone text messages may lead to learning problems, mood swings, anxiety and depression in children, a pilot study suggests.
Adding Monounsaturated Fats to Diet May Boost Heart Health

The success of a low-cholesterol diet can be improved by adding monounsaturated fat (MUFA), which are commonly found in nuts, seeds, avocados, and oils such as olive oil, canola oil and sunflower oil, new research suggests.
Weekend Admissions Worse for Stroke Victims: Study

Stroke patients are more likely to die if they're admitted to the hospital on the weekend instead of a weekday, regardless of the severity of the stroke, a new study finds.
Researchers Spot New Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Women with dense breasts and no lobular involution -- an age-related change in breast tissue -- are at increased risk for breast cancer, a new study finds.
Bipolar Disorder Tied to High Suicide Risk in Veterans

Military veterans with psychiatric illnesses are at increased risk for suicide, says a new study.
Toothache More Likely to Strike Poor, Minority Kids: U.S. Study

Poor, minority and special-needs kids in the United States are more likely than other children to be stricken with the pain of toothache, researchers report.
Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study

Black and Hispanic children with frequent ear infections are less likely to have access to health care than white children, say U.S. researchers.
High-Calorie Drinks Still Widely Sold in U.S. Elementary Schools

Despite the setting of national guidelines that discourage the sale of high-calorie, sugary beverages to kids in elementary schools, a new U.S. study finds that many young children are still able to get those types of drinks while at school.
For Many Teens, Oral Sex Leads to Riskier Activity

Most teens who engage in oral sex for the first time will have vaginal intercourse within six months, a new poll indicates.
Concussion Should Sideline Athletes: Neurologists

Any athlete believed to have suffered a concussion should be removed from play until evaluated by a physician who is trained in assessing and managing sports concussions, says a new position statement issued by the American Academy of Neurology.
Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Raise Child's Allergy Risks

Women who eat peanuts during pregnancy may be putting their babies at increased risk for peanut allergy, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Nov. 1, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Half of Teens Treated for Depression Will Relapse: Study

Although almost all teens who were treated for major depression initially recovered, about half ended up suffering a relapse within five years, a new study found.
Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 1, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:
Afinitor Approved for Rare Genetic Disorder

Afinitor (everolimus) has received expanded approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder.
Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009

Among children hospitalized with the pandemic H1N1 flu last year in California, more than one-fourth ended up in intensive care units or died, California Department of Public Health researchers report.
Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold

There may not be a cure for the common cold, but people who exercise regularly seem to have fewer and milder colds, a new study suggests.
Teflaro Sanctioned for Bacterial Infections

The injected antibiotic Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat bacterial infections including community acquired bacterial pneumonia and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the agency said in a news release.
Almost Half of Elderly Report Pain in Life's Final Months

Pain is a commonly reported symptom during the last few years of life, with reports of pain increasing during the final few months, a new study has shown.

 

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