April 10, 2012
Dieters Share Success Strategies
Many obese Americans who
try to lose weight are successful, at least short-term, using
traditional methods, according to a new study.
Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain
People who underwent
frequent dental X-rays in the past, before radiation doses were
lowered, may be at greater risk of a usually benign form of tumor
in the lining of the brain, a new study suggests.
EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older
Minor changes in the
results of a commonly used heart test -- an electrocardiogram, or
EKG -- translate into a 35 percent increased risk of heart events,
such as heart attacks, hospitalizations for chest pain or the need
for heart surgery, in people over 70, according to new
Tax Day May Drive Up Fatal Crash Rates
The upcoming income tax
filing deadline might be taxing in more ways than one for
Americans: A new study suggests that fatal crashes jump on Tax Day,
possibly as a result of last-minute filers carelessly rushing to
the post office to mail their returns.