February 14, 2011
Number of Mountain Bike Injuries Dropping
The number of mountain
bike-related injuries in the United States has fallen 56 percent
since the mid-1990s, from more than 23,000 in 1995 to just over
10,000 in 2007, a new study shows.
Too Few Heart Patients Go to Cardiac Rehab
Heart disease patients are
far more likely to undergo cardiac rehabilitation if they are given
an automatic referral after discussing the matter with their
doctor, a new study finds.
Smoking May Up Risk of ALS
Smoking may increase the
risk of the fatal muscle-wasting disease amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis (ALS), researchers warn.
FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration approved on Friday the first X-ray mammography
device that provides three-dimensional images of the breast for
cancer screening and diagnosis.
Report Blames Speedy FDA Clearance for Medical Device
Most medical devices
recently recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for
posing life-threatening or serious safety risks were initially
approved for use by that same agency through an expedited approval
process, new research reveals.
Pedal Your Way to Better Health, at Work
A mini exercise bike that
can be used while working at a desk could help improve the health
of office workers and others with sedentary jobs, according to a
Study Suggests Hearing Loss-Dementia Link
Adults who experience
hearing loss may face a higher risk of dementia and perhaps
Alzheimer's disease than those who don't suffer hearing loss, new
Hand Movements May Give Clues to ADHD Severity
control in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
may reveal insights into the brain-based differences of those with
the condition, according to two new studies.
Diet High in Fiber Might Lengthen Your Life
Eating a diet rich in fiber
may reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, respiratory
disease or any other cause by 22 percent, researchers from the U.S.
National Cancer Institute report.