March 30, 2011
Health Tip: Prepare For Your Next Check-Up
Regular visits with your doctor should be
more than a formality. They're your chance to take charge of your
medical care by finding out what preventive services you need and
when you need them, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Little Oversight on Ingredients in 'Senior' Dog Food,
Even though most
Americans might believe that "senior" dog food is formulated
differently than food for young adult dogs and pups, experts say
that brands can vary widely in their ingredients and there are no
requirements for what goes in foods for older canines.
Longer Breast-Feeding May Be Key to Bigger
Longer periods of
pregnancy and breast-feeding in mammals are associated with larger
brain growth in offspring, which explains why human babies remain
dependent on their mother for so long, say researchers.
Most Americans Seem to Have Healthy Levels of Vitamin
Nearly two-thirds of
U.S. residents have sufficient levels of vitamin D levels, but
about a fourth of the population is at risk for vitamin D
inadequacy and 8 percent are at risk for vitamin D deficiency, a
new federal government study indicates.
New Drug May Boost Hepatitis C Treatment
Adding the new drug
boceprevir to the current two-drug treatment for hepatitis C
appears significantly more effective than the standard therapy,
according to two new studies.
FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes,
An expert panel convened
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is meeting Wednesday
and Thursday to see if there's a link between commonly used food
dyes and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and if
so, what should be done.
Levels of Radiation in Wash. State Milk No Threat to
In an update to its
ongoing radiation monitoring following the Fukushima Daiichi
reactor crisis in Japan, U.S. government officials announced late
Wednesday that milk sampled March 25 in Washington state contained
low levels of radiation not likely to cause harm to humans.