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Health News for 06/15/11

June 15, 2011

Health Tip: Manage Your Migraines

A migraine commonly causes an overwhelming, throbbing pain on one side of the head. Other symptoms may include nausea, vision problems, and a heightened sensitivity to sound and light.
Health Tip: Protect Newborns From the Sun

A newborn's sensitive skin is particularly vulnerable to sunburn, so parents should be extra cautious.
Weekend Not Long Enough to Recover From Workweek Sleep Loss

Men and women who get just six hours of sleep each night during the workweek will need more than the weekend to recover from the cumulative effects of this mild sleep deprivation, a new study revealed.
COPD Drug Via Mist Inhaler Could Raise Death Risk: Study

A mist inhaler with the drug Spiriva is associated with a 52 percent increased risk of death among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new review shows.
Can Weight-Loss Surgery Reverse Common Cause of Infertility?

Weight-loss surgery may reverse a common cause of infertility in women, a small, new study suggests.
Rushed Discharge After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks

Weight loss surgery patients who are discharged from the hospital too soon after undergoing gastric bypass have an increased risk of complications and death, a new study has found.
Weight-Loss Surgery Can Be Effective Despite Depression

Being depressed doesn't reduce the effectiveness of weight loss surgery, a new study finds.
U.S. Found to Be Losing Ground in Life Expectancy

A full 80 percent of U.S. counties lag behind other leading nations in terms of life expectancy, and the gap is getting bigger, according to a new county-by-county report.
Cancer Survivors Face High Health Costs Over Long Term: Report

Medical advances have enabled roughly 12 million U.S. cancer patients to look beyond survival and plan for the future. But for many of these survivors, the future includes high medical costs, researchers say.
Proper Bowel Prep Key to Effective Colon Cancer Screening: Study

Inadequate bowel-cleansing before a colonoscopy can result in high miss rates for precancerous polyps (adenomas) and a need for earlier repeat tests, a new study finds.
More Olive Oil in Diet Could Cut Stroke Risk: Study

Adding olive oil to your diet may reduce your risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
Could Sleeping on Left Side Help Prevent Stillbirth?

For pregnant women, reducing the risk for stillbirth may be as simple as sleeping on their left side, New Zealand researchers suggest.
For Many, Weight-Loss Surgery Also Eases Migraines

Severely obese patients who suffer from migraines may see them fade or become less frequent after having weight-reducing gastric bypass surgery, University of Iowa researchers say.
Health Highlights: June 15, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Study Finds Two-Seat 'Hot Zone' for Flu Spread on Planes

During the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009, some people stopped flying out of fear of catching the virus while in the close quarters of an airplane cabin, but a new study shows that the "danger zone" for flu transmission is just a two-seat circumference around where you are sitting.
Specialists Often Turn Away Kids With Public Insurance: Report

Undercover research in Illinois reveals that medical specialists refuse appointments to publicly insured children with potentially urgent conditions six times more often than privately insured kids with identical health problems.
Impotence Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome

Men who struggle with restless legs syndrome face a higher risk of impotence, a new study suggests.
Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

Most working fathers say they want to share child-raising duties equally with their spouse/partner, but a lot of them admit that they aren't actually doing so, a new survey shows.
Gene Sequencing Helps Twins With Rare Disorder

Twins with a rare disorder that left one of them unable to walk are now playing soccer and running track, thanks in part to cutting-edge technology known as whole-genome sequencing that enabled physicians to better treat the disorder.

 

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