September 20, 2011
Health Tip: At Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome involves swelling of
a nerve in the wrist that extends into the hand. It can cause pain
and weakness, and is typically caused by repetitive motions over a
long period of time.
Health Tip: Got a Pain in the Neck?
The neck has an unusually important job --
supporting the weight of your head! When there's pain in the neck,
it can stem from a soft tissue injury, or an abnormality in the
joints and bones at the top of the spine.
Researchers Find Link Between Epilepsy, Schizophrenia
People affected by
epilepsy are nearly eight times more likely than those without it
to develop schizophrenia, and those with schizophrenia are also six
times more likely to have epilepsy than people who are not
schizophrenic, a new study suggests.
Higher Risk of Second Breast Cancer Seen in Black
Black women who develop
breast cancer are more likely than white women to suffer a second
cancer in the other breast, and those who are diagnosed under age
45 are more likely to get a primary breast cancer of a more
aggressive form, new research indicates.
The War on Cancer Continues
Forty years after
President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act into law and pledged
to put the country's resources to work to find better treatments
for cancer, substantial victories have been scored against some,
but not all, cancers.
MRI Can Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women:
New research finds that
compared to mammograms, MRI screenings for breast cancer saved
money used for diagnosis and boosted the likelihood that high-risk,
underserved women who were specially targeted would return for
Problems From Preterm Birth May Return in
Young adults who were born
prematurely may not give the circumstances of their birth much
thought, but a new study finds that health problems may re-emerge
decades later and raise their risk of death for some time.