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Health News for 05/15/13

May 15, 2013

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Health Tip: Lactase May Be Hiding in Food

Lactase is an enzyme that is typically found in milk and other dairy foods. It's also added to many non-dairy products, which is bad news for people who can't digest the enzyme properly. The condition is known as lactose intolerance.
Health Tip: Pay Attention to Baby's Communication

Young infants may not be able to speak, but that doesn't mean they're not trying to communicate.
Health Tip: Exercise With Allergies and Asthma

Exercise is a good idea for anyone, but it poses special challenges for people with allergies and asthma.
Yoga May Help Ease High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

People who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure -- also known as hypertension.
Noisy Operating Rooms May Jeopardize Patient Safety

Background noise in the operating room -- such as the sounds of surgical equipment, chatter or music -- can affect surgeons' ability to understand what is being said to them and might result in a breakdown of communication among surgical team members, according to a new study.
Gene Variations May Explain Weight Gain Among Men, Women

Weight gain in men and women is predicted by two different genetic variations -- so-called polymorphisms, according to a new study from the Netherlands.
People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

High-salt diets have long been linked to high blood pressure, but new research finds that those with the condition may have a far greater preference for salty foods than those with normal blood pressure.
Cellphone Calls During Blood Pressure Readings May Skew Results

New Italian research offers some cautionary advice for patients with high blood pressure: The next time you take a blood pressure reading, turn off your cellphone.
Combo Drug Therapy May Work Best to Strengthen Bones: Study

A new combination drug therapy for osteoporosis appears to increase bone density more effectively than any treatment now on the market, according to the results of a small clinical trial.
Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men

If you're a man, the pain-killing medications known as opioids may do more than relieve pain -- they may also put a damper on your sex life.
Health Highlights: May 15, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA: Lower Ambien's Dose to Prevent Drowsy Driving

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved new, lower-dose labeling for the popular sleep drug Ambien (zolpidem) in an effort to cut down on daytime drowsiness that could be a hazard while performing certain tasks such as driving.
FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it has approved a drug to help men with advanced prostate cancer whose disease has spread to the bones.

 

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