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Health News for 03/11/13

March 11, 2013

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Health Tip: Teach Kids to Prevent Overuse Injuries

Young children can be susceptible to overuse injuries due to repetitive activities during sports competitions and practices.
Health Tip: Protect Your Hips From Arthritis Damage

Osteoarthritis can strike the hip following years of wear and tear that causes damage to the joint. Protecting the hips from further stress can help reduce damage.
Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study

Combining the vitamin niacin with a cholesterol-lowering statin drug appears to offer patients no benefit and may also increase side effects, a new study indicates.
Obese New Mothers May Have Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Obese young women who have recently given birth have a greatly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.
Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes

The drug Ranexa (ranolazine) may help reduce chest pain in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.
Abdominal 'Chemo Bath' May Extend Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients

Women with advanced ovarian cancer who receive intense chemotherapy directly into their stomach area may live at least one year longer than women who receive standard intravenous chemotherapy, a new study says.
Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies

New studies suggest that severe stress caused by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and fallout from the Greek financial crisis boosted the risk of heart attack for people living through those crises.
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Despite high levels of vaccination, the rate of whooping cough in the United States is at its highest level in decades, and one reason may be that immunity from the vaccine diminishes each year after the fifth dose is given.
Certain Diabetes Medications May Lower Heart Failure Risk

A newer class of diabetes drugs may offer an extra benefit: A new study suggests these medications lower the odds of suffering heart failure.
Daily Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk for Deadly Skin Cancer in Women

Older women who take an aspirin regularly may be lowering their risk of developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma, a new study suggests.
Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Salmonella-infected African dwarf frogs from a California breeding facility sickened hundreds, and potentially thousands, of children and adults from 2008 to 2011, federal officials report.
New Drugs Might Give Heart Patients an Edge

In the search for better medicines to safely help heart patients, clinical trials testing three new drugs appear to offer some promise.
Study: Mega Vitamins Won't Help After Heart Attack, Chelation Treatment Might

There's mixed news from a much-anticipated clinical trial for people who've suffered a heart attack: While a study found that daily high doses of vitamins and minerals did nothing to improve patient outcomes, there was a hint that controversial "chelation" therapy might.
Was Heart Disease the Mummies' Real Curse?

Unwrapping the mysteries of the leading killer of modern-day humans, researchers have found evidence of heart disease in ancient mummies from around the globe.

 

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