May 11, 2011
Health Tip: Get a Natural Gas Detector
Natural gas, used in many homes for cooking
and heating, has no odor. So utilities add a sulfur-based compound
to produce the familiar "rotten-eggs" smell that most people can
pick up easily.
Bedbugs May Transmit Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Bedbugs carrying two types
of drug-resistant bacteria have been found by Canadian researchers,
an alarming discovery in light of the resurgence of bedbugs in
North America and Western Europe over the past 10 years.
Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart
Over the last decade, the
number of Medicare patients hospitalized for cardiac issues
dropped, accounting for a smaller slice of the 10-year
hospitalization rate than non-heart related issues, new research
Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied:
Among teen boys with an
autism spectrum disorder, those who are considered high-functioning
are confronted with a greater degree of bullying behavior than
their "typically developing" peers, new research indicates.
Vaginal Mesh Surgery Effective for Bladder Prolapse
In women, a vaginal mesh
support is more effective for repairing a common type of pelvic
organ prolapse -- which occurs when pelvic organs fall out of place
-- than simply stitching the connective tissue in the vaginal wall
muscle back together, finds new research.
ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents
Due to an ongoing
shortage, some American adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD), or the parents of children with ADHD, are having
to call multiple pharmacies before finding one that carries the
prescription they need to manage the condition.