April 18, 2011
Lifestyle Changes Can Slash Blood Fat Levels, Experts
Healthy lifestyle changes
can significantly lower elevated levels of triglycerides, a type of
blood fat associated with heart disease and other health problems,
says an American Heart Association scientific statement released
Support May Help Curb Suicide Among Gay Youths
Gay youths are much less
likely to attempt suicide when they live in communities where they
feel they have some support, either through gay/lesbian groups at
school or simply because more same-sex couples live in the area,
new research has found.
Parents Want Genetic Testing for Kids: Study
Given the option, parents
considering personal genetic testing to predict their own risks for
common conditions are also likely to have their children tested, a
new study suggests.
Off-Label Use of Clotting Drug Soars, Report
Hospitals are using a
pricey blood-clotting drug in treating people who do not have
hemophilia, a rare disorder in which blood does not clot normally
-- even though its use in such patients is potentially risky,
according to new research.
Can Common Virus, Lack of Sunlight Boost MS
mononucleosis -- the easily spread virus that's the bane of many
college students -- and little exposure to sunlight may combine to
boost a person's risk for developing multiple sclerosis, a new
Hungover Surgeons Make More Mistakes: Study
Surgeons who drink to
excess the night before they operate are more likely to make errors
the next day, even as late as four in the afternoon, according to a
novel experiment described in a recent Irish study.
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the
With another season of
warm-weather sports under way, experts are cautioning that many
parents don't take sports injury prevention seriously enough --
that they consider commonplace sprains, bruises and pulled muscles
"just part of the game."