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Health News for 12/01/10

December 01, 2010

Health Tip: Conditions That May Trigger Pelvic Pain in Women

Women may have pain in the pelvic region for a number of reasons.
Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Cataracts

A cataract occurs when the eye's lens becomes cloudy.
Hearing Loss in Elderly May Be Linked to Folate Deficiency

Low levels of folic acid (folate) may be associated with age-related hearing loss, says a new study.
Common Sleep Complaints May Be Tied to Heart Threat

Loud snoring, difficulty falling asleep and unrefreshing sleep are each significant predictors of the development of metabolic syndrome, finds a new study.
Imaging May Reveal Sports-Related Brain Disorder at Early Stage

A "virtual biopsy" may help diagnose a degenerative brain disorder that can occur in professional athletes and others who suffer repeated blows to the head, says a new study.
Workers With Low Back Pain Benefit From Integrated Care

Workers with chronic low back pain can be treated for substantially less cost by using an integrated approach to care instead of traditional medical care, a new study suggests.
Noninvasive Glaucoma Test Might Speed Up Detection

A test that measures the function of nerve cells in the retina may detect glaucoma at an early stage and help doctors evaluate the effectiveness of treatments, a new study has found.
Hospital-Acquired Infections a Serious Threat to ICU Patients: Study

Intensive-care unit patients with hospital-acquired infections have a significantly increased risk of dying, but antibiotic resistance increases their likelihood of death only a small amount, a new study finds.
Can Omega-3 Foods Prevent Eye Disease in Seniors?

Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids appears to protect seniors against the onset of a serious eye disease known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new analysis indicates.
Annual Mammograms May Cut Mastectomy Rate for Some

Yearly mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 50 dramatically reduce the chance that a mastectomy will be necessary if they develop breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Aging With HIV a New Reality for Many Over 50

One January day in 1991, career journalist Jane Fowler, then 55, opened a letter from a health insurance company informing her that her request for coverage had been denied due to a "significant blood abnormality."
Military Deployment May Lead to Unhealthy Sleep Patterns

Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan significantly affects the quality and quantity of sleep of many U.S. military personnel, new research indicates.
Worm Therapy Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

The case of a man who swallowed parasite eggs to treat his ulcerative colitis -- and actually got better -- sheds light on how "worm therapy" might help heal the gut, a new study suggests.
Hair Stylists Mobilize to Snip Away Ignorance of HIV/AIDS

Could the prevention of HIV infection and AIDS be a comb, fluff and blow-dry away?
Miscarriages May Raise Heart Attack Risk

Women who suffer recurrent miscarriages have a greatly increased risk of heart attack later in life, finds a new study.
Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Clinical Trials Update: Dec. 1, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
FDA Panel Votes Against Drugs Said to Prevent Prostate Cancer

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Wednesday voted against approving two drugs for the prevention of prostate cancer, the third-highest cancer killer of men.
Obesity Can Shorten Life, Analysis Finds

Being too fat can shorten your life, but being too skinny may cut longevity as well, a new study suggests.
CT Scans May Pose Less Cancer Risk Than Thought, Study Contends

The risk of developing cancer as a result of radiation exposure from CT scans may be lower than previously thought, new research suggests.
Working With Pesticides May Affect Memory and More

Being exposed to pesticides over a long period of time might be linked to dementia, a new study of agricultural workers suggests.
Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD

Crohn's disease may cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study contends.
Docetaxel May Boost Outcomes for Breast Cancers That Haven't Spread to Lymph

A chemotherapy regimen already proven superior to other regimens for breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes may also work better for some women whose cancers haven't spread, a new study has found.
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' May Put Soldiers' Health at Risk, Doctor Says

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) - A physician with experience caring for armed forces personnel says the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy puts both service members and the general public at risk by encouraging secrecy about sexual health issues.



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