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Health News for 04/09/12

April 09, 2012

Health Tip: The Causes of Corns

Corns are thick calluses that form on the feet, and they can be quite painful.
Health Tip: New Moms Need Care, Too

The first few days and weeks after you have a baby can be exhausting, but it's important to take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can.
Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study

Children born to obese or very overweight mothers are at higher risk of having autism or developmental delays, new research suggests.
Being Ignored Feels Just as Bad Online

Being ignored feels just as bad when it happens online as when it happens in person.
Feeling 'Trapped,' Obligated Raises Odds of Job Burnout: Study

People who stay with an employer out of a sense of obligation or because they feel they don't have a choice are at increased risk for job burnout, a new study says.
Gastro Woes Often Strike Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

People with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for gastrointestinal problems, such as ulcers and bleeding, and also for death related to gastrointestinal issues, a new study says.
Cholesterol Levels Vary Widely by Country: Study

People's average cholesterol levels seem to rise and fall along with their countries' economies and ease of access to quality health care, according to a new study.
Minorities, Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Get Antidepressants

Hispanics and blacks are less likely to be prescribed antidepressants than whites, and Medicare and Medicaid patients are less likely to receive the drugs than those with private insurance, a new study says.
Gene Discovery May Move Personalized Stomach Cancer Treatment Forward

An international team of researchers has identified hundreds of new genes that are mutated in stomach cancer, in a finding they say could lead to treatments tailored to the genetic make-up of individual stomach tumors.
Teen Drinking May Boost Odds of Precancerous Breast Changes

Teenage girls and young adult women who drink even moderate amounts of alcohol appear to increase their risk of developing breast changes that can lead to cancer, according to a large new study.
Scientists Pinpoint Childhood Obesity Genes

For the first time, scientists have isolated mutations at two gene locations that seem to predispose children to becoming obese.
Eye Tremors May Aid Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's: Study

Persistent eye tremors appear to be common in people with Parkinson's disease. The tremors affect a person's eye stability while tracking moving objects, a new study finds.
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

The discovery of two inherited genetic variations may help doctors identify men at greater risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests.
Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study

Even small swings in temperatures could put elderly people with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure and lung disease at greater risk of death throughout the coming summer, a new study indicates.
Health Highlights: April 9, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows

Screening people at high risk for lung cancer could be at least as cost-effective as screening for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers, a new study suggests.
Could Menthol Cigarettes Pose Even Higher Stroke Risk?

Menthol cigarettes may pose an even greater risk for stroke than other types of cigarettes, especially for women and non-black smokers, says a new, large study.
Cancer Care Costs Higher in U.S. Than Europe, But Survival Longer

The United States spends more on health care than any other country, but those high costs may be paying off in cancer survival, a new report suggests.
Urinary Incontinence Drugs May Be More Trouble Than They're Worth

For women with urinary incontinence, the available treatments may cause more problems than they solve and many stop taking the medications because of side effects that can include dry mouth and constipation, a new analysis indicates.

 

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