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Health News for 07/01/11

July 01, 2011

Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer: Who, Me?

It may sound simple: Colorectal cancer is generally considered one of the most preventable types of cancer that people can develop. So get screened and prevent it.
Kentucky Goes on the Offensive Against Colorectal Cancer

Kentucky has one of the nation's highest death rates for colorectal cancer, surpassed only by Mississippi and Alaska, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Understanding Numbers Isn't as Simple as 1, 2, 3

Preschool children need to be able to go beyond the number 3 to grasp the true concept of counting, according to researchers.
Post-Op Nausea May Be Hereditary

Nausea and vomiting after waking from general anesthesia may be hereditary, a new study says.
Health Tip: Lather Kids With Sunscreen

Kids love to play outside during the hot summer months, so parents must not forget to protect them from sunburn.
Health Tip: Practice Safe Grilling

Harmful bacteria multiply faster during warmer weather, making food-borne illness even more of a threat during the summer grilling season.
More Than 200,000 Suffer Cardiac Arrest in Hospitals Annually

More than 200,000 people are treated for cardiac arrest in U.S. hospitals every year, according to a new study.
When It Comes to Memory, Practice Seems to Make Perfect

A new study shows that just a bit of practice can give a certain type of learning remarkable staying power.
Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad Fat'

Increasing daily soluble fiber intake may help you lose dangerous visceral fat, which produces hormones and other substances linked to a host of chronic diseases, according to a new study.
Reconstruction Safe Right After Mastectomy: Study

Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy has a low risk of complications and does not cause unreasonable delays in breast cancer treatment, according to a new study.
College Players' Hoop Dreams May Get Boost From Extra Zzz's

Even though practice is key for young athletes, getting more sleep also helps college basketball players improve their play, researchers say.
Military Members Face Raised Risk of Osteoarthritis: Study

U.S. military personnel are at significantly increased risk of developing osteoarthritis compared to civilians, a new study has found.
Fireworks and Fido Don't Always Mix

Most people look forward to watching fireworks illuminate the night sky on the Fourth of July.
Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts

Oncologists and even some breast cancer support groups are endorsing a U.S. health advisory panel's recommendation that the blockbuster cancer drug Avastin be removed for use in metastatic breast cancer.
Medicare Will Pay for Prostate Cancer Drug

The cost of Provenge, an expensive and newly approved therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine, will be covered by Medicare for men with metastatic prostate cancer, the agency announced late Thursday.
Health Highlights: July 1, 2011

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

Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat breakthrough pain in adults with cancer who are already receiving opioid therapy, drug maker Archimedes Pharma said.

 

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