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Health News for 04/29/11

April 29, 2011

Health Tip: Turn Baby's Head to Prevent Flat Spots

For years, new mothers have been told to position babies on their backs during sleep, to help lessen the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). That's extremely important advice.
Health Tip: Apply Sunscreen Properly

Sunscreen helps protect your skin from sunburn and damage, but it must be applied properly.
Multiple Pregnancies May Up Risk of Obesity, Diabetes: Animal Study

Multiple pregnancies may increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and the buildup of plaque in the arteries, suggests new research in mice.
Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs on Saturday

Americans can turn in unused prescription drugs at more than 4,700 sites nationwide on Saturday as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate

Prenatal diagnosis, early surgery and well-coordinated care by a team of specialists are vital for children born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate, experts say.
Bringing Partner Into Anorexia Treatment May Aid Recovery

Margie Hodgin of Turnersville, N.C., was in her early forties when she developed anorexia nervosa, and she knows how isolating the condition can be.
Thyroid Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Elderly

Many seniors may be at increased risk for fractures because they take "excessive" doses of drugs used to treat thyroid problems, a new study says.
Diabetes in Kids Comes With Hefty Price Tag

Medical costs for children and teens with diabetes are six times higher than for other young people in the United States, a new study finds.
Americans May Not Consume Enough Calcium: Study

A new study finds that Americans may not be consuming enough calcium.
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to More Aggressive Breast Cancers

Breast cancer patients with low levels of vitamin D have more aggressive tumors and poorer outcomes, a new study finds.
Most Cancer Survivors Would Sacrifice Healthy Breast Again: Study

Despite concerns regarding appearance, few breast cancer survivors who opted for a double mastectomy as a precautionary measure regretted their decision decades later, a new study finds.
Powerful Women as Likely to Cheat as Men, Study Finds

Women in powerful positions are just as likely as men to cheat on their spouses, according to new research.
Study: Implants Affect Breast Cancer Diagnosis But Not Survival

A small study of women with breast cancer suggests that those who have previously undergone surgery to receive breast implants face no poorer prognosis than do those without implants, despite the fact that mammograms were less accurate at picking up abnormalities in this group of women.
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Studies

A pair of studies released Friday could shake up the debate on whether or not American women should begin regular mammography screening in their 40s.
Could Chemicals in Wine Improve Stent Performance?

A new study in rats suggests that coating stents with two chemicals found in red wine may help them do a better job of propping open arteries after angioplasty.
Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Obesity in Kids

Vitamin D deficiency is common in American children and linked with obesity and different types of fat distribution in white and black youngsters, new research shows.
You're Not Doing Your Teen Any Favors by Letting Them Drink

Young teens who are allowed to drink alcohol under adult supervision don't learn about responsible drinking and actually drink more as they get older, a new study says.
Health Highlights: April 29, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Zytiga Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Zytiga (abiraterone acetate), used in combination with the steroid prednisone, has been approved to treat advanced prostate cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a news release.
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates Appear Different When Radiation Used

Patients with early stage breast cancers are commonly treated with surgery or surgery plus radiation, and radiation is widely believed to cut local recurrence rates by about half.

 

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