January 10, 2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent a Concussion
A concussion is a brain injury that usually
occurs from a violent blow to the head. People who participate in
contact sports are particularly prone to this type of injury.
Geography May Influence Colon Cancer Screening
Race and ethnicity play
major roles in whether people get screened for colon cancer in the
United States, with minorities much less likely to undergo
colonoscopies than white people. Now, a new study says another
factor is at play: where people live.
Abstral Approved for Adults With Cancer Pain
Fentanyl (Abstral) tablets
have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help
opioid-tolerant adults with cancer manage so-called "breakthrough"
pain that occurs suddenly and requires a short-term higher dose of
a patient's round-the-clock opioid regimen.
Statins May Be Harmful After Stroke
cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins after suffering a stroke
caused by bleeding in the brain may be at an increased risk of
having another such stroke, a new study suggests.