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Health News for 10/14/11

October 14, 2011

Genetic Profiling Adds New Dimension to Breast Cancer Treatment

Treatment for breast cancer has advanced in recent years by becoming more and more personalized.
Woman Describes How Breast Cancer Changed Her Life

For Diana Rowden, life changed in various ways when she was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago.
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD

Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help their children succeed at home and at school.
Health Tip: Does My Pain Mean Endometriosis?

Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, commonly in the ovaries or fallopian tubes.
Wanted: Spouse With Car, Stocks, Bonds

Got a car? How about a bank account, stocks or bonds? If you answered "yes," you may find yourself also saying, "I do."
White Kids More Likely to Get CT Scans After Head Trauma

Black and Hispanic children in the United States are less likely than white children to receive a CT scan after they suffer a minor head injury, a new study finds.
More Children Visiting ERs for Psychiatric Care

A growing number of American children are receiving psychiatric care in hospital emergency departments, particularly children who have no insurance or are covered by Medicaid.
Helping Teens Fend Off Attacks by Cyberbullies

Cyberbullies victimize their classmates and acquaintances online because they don't see the immediate consequences of their actions and they mistakenly believe their posts, tweets or emails can't be traced back to them, according to one expert.
Teen Crash Risk High in First Month of Driving, Study Finds

Teen drivers are 50 percent more likely to crash within the first month of getting their driver's license than they are after driving for a full year, according to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Undergrads' Drinking Patterns May Predict Future Abuse

College students who are heavy drinkers may be more likely to continue their unhealthy drinking habits after graduation if they have high levels of impulsivity and aggression, according to a new study.
Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study

A common hormonal disorder among women known as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) seems to be associated with an increased risk for pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia, diabetes and premature birth, a new study indicates.
Foundation Aims to Raise Awareness of Brain Diseases

One in six people in the United States is affected by a brain disease such as stroke, dementia, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis, and more research is required to find new treatments, says the American Academy of Neurology Foundation.
Protein May Help Spot Newborns With Brain Damage

Elevated blood levels of a central nervous system protein can help doctors identify newborns with brain injuries caused by a lack of oxygen, according to a new study.
For Many, Epilepsy Surgery Effective Long-Term

Almost half of the people who undergo surgery for epilepsy remain free of seizures 10 years later, a new study finds.
TB Outbreaks in Texas Schools Show Disease Still a Threat

Outbreaks among young people in Texas of the old foe tuberculosis -- often mistakenly dismissed as a long-ago health menace now confined to the pages of a Charles Dickens novel -- show that the respiratory disease is still easily contracted and remains a potential threat to Americans, experts say.
Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
1 in 6 Cellphones in Britain Contaminated With 'Fecal Matter'

One in six cellphones in Britain may be contaminated with fecal matter that can spread E. coli, likely because so many people don't wash their hands properly after using the toilet, a new study contends.
Get Your Flu Shot Now, CDC Urges

Flu activity levels in the United States are currently low, making it the ideal time to get a flu shot, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
Ferriprox Approved to Treat 'Iron Overload'

Ferriprox (deferiprone) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat excess blood iron among people who require frequent transfusions.

 

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