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Health News for 12/02/10

December 02, 2010

Health Tip: Recognizing a Bleeding Disorder

A bleeding disorder, such as hemophilia, makes it difficult for a person to stop bleeding.
Health Tip: If You Have Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease occurs when small sacs, called diverticula, develop in the large intestine.
Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings

You're likely looking forward to spending plenty of time with family and friends over the holidays, but you should take steps to ensure you and everyone else avoids getting the flu, advises an expert at Ryerson University in Toronto.
New Piece of Alzheimer's Puzzle Identified

A problem in the lining of blood vessels may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
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.
Worldwide HIV-Prevention Services Lacking, Survey Finds

The majority of gay men worldwide don't have access to HIV testing, counseling or free condoms and lubricant, a new study finds.
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.
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.
Gene Could Play Role in 'Intersex' Conditions

An international team of scientists have pinpointed a gene mutation that they believe could be key to so-called "intersex" conditions, in which biologically male or female children develop or display some of the physical characteristics of the opposite sex.
Employer Insurance Costs Rising for Workers

Although premiums for employer health insurance have risen 41 percent since 2003, new research says that employees are getting less bang for their buck.
Brain Scan Might Someday Spot Autism

A type of brain imaging that measures the circuitry of brain connections may someday be used to diagnose autism, new research suggests.
'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.
Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Female Vets Much More Likely to Commit Suicide, Study Finds

The suicide rate among young female U.S. military veterans is nearly three times higher than among civilian women, a new study has found.
Clinical Trials Update: Dec. 2, 2010

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
Suicides in National Parks Preventable, CDC Says

Suicides in U.S. national parks are a serious but preventable health issue, researchers say.
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can cut your risk for first-time stroke by 80 percent, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.
U.S. Government Sets New Health Goals for 2020

As 2010 winds down, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced its next set of 10-year goals for improving the nation's health, including making dents in rates of obesity, smoking and deaths from cancer and heart disease.



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