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Health News for 06/10/11

June 10, 2011

Health Tip: Buy Healthy Foods on a Budget

Healthy eating can get expensive, but advance planning and budgeting can help you reign in costs without sacrificing nutritious foods.
Health Tip: Anxiety Disorders Can Cause Physical Problems

Anxiety disorders may be mental health conditions, but they can cause a number of physical problems.
City Pavement Affects Weather, Boosting Smog: Study

Urban development is exacerbating air pollution in coastal regions, new research says.
Self-Confidence, Empathy May Make for Better Sex

Could a healthy psychological outlook be tied to better sex?
Some Brains Easily Distracted by Rewarding Stimuli

People have a difficult time ignoring objects that seem rewarding but really aren't important, a finding that could help lead to new treatments for addiction, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to researchers.
Psychotherapists With Tidy Offices Seen as More Competent

People seem to base their opinion of a psychotherapist's abilities on the appearance of their office, research suggests.
Women May Be Getting Unneeded Heart Imaging Tests

Women are more likely than men to be referred for unnecessary nuclear stress tests, a new study contends.
Experts Say Hormone Replacement Generally Safe in Short-Term

Treatment with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if tailored to an individual woman's needs, appears to be safe during menopause, according to a report scheduled for release Friday at the World Congress on Menopause in Rome, Italy.
Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws

More than 300,000 car accidents each year in the United States are the result of distracted driving due to texting, talking or otherwise operating a mobile device, yet driver use of these devices seems to be increasing, researchers warn.
Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Disrupt Sleep Decades Later

Emotional abuse in childhood can lead to sleep disruption in old age, a new study finds.
Study May Dispel Worries About High Levels of Folic Acid

Consuming high amounts of folate -- through supplements and foods fortified with folic acid -- does not disrupt a healthy body's use of vitamin B12, according to new research.
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms

Preschool children with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a smaller-than-normal structure in the brain that plays an important role in cognitive and motor control, new research shows.
Men Urged to Lead by Example and See a Doctor Regularly

Men may be far less likely than women to see a doctor, but there are many reasons why they should make the effort, a Loyola University physician says.
Drugs for Enlarged Prostate May Raise Risk of Aggressive Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling for new warning labels on a class of drugs used primarily to treat enlarged prostates, because the medications may raise the risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer.
Health Highlights: June 10, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
ER Docs Frustrated, Burned Out by Repeat Patients: Survey

Americans who routinely turn to hospital emergency departments for non-urgent primary care are a big source of frustration and stress for the doctors who run those facilities, a new national survey reveals.
New Device Performs Body Scans Simultaneously

The first device to perform simultaneous PET (position emission tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency said Friday.
Heavy Cell Phone Use Might Raise Risk of Brain Tumors

The debate over whether or not cell phones might cause brain tumors continues, as a new international study finds a small risk among people who are heavy cell phone users or who have used them for a long time.
Chemical Found in Foam Cups a Possible Carcinogen

The chemical styrene, ubiquitous in foam coffee cups and take-out containers, has been added to the list of chemicals considered possible human carcinogens, according to a new U.S. government report.

 

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