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Health News for 09/30/14

September 30, 2014

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

When unemployment rates climb, women tend to put the brakes on motherhood. And for many young women, that decision may turn out to be a permanent choice, new research suggests.
Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

For millions of overweight Americans, regular exercise remains a prime weapon against excess weight and the threat of type 2 diabetes.
Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study

High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent the return of a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, Canadian researchers report.
Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says

Herceptin is the best drug treatment for a type of breast cancer called HER2-positive and should remain the standard of care for that type of tumor, according to new findings from a long-term clinical trial.
When It Comes to Sex Partners, Men Prefer Younger Women: Study

In books and movies, plots involving older men chasing much younger women abound.
Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Get Physical Activity

Hitting the gym or going for a run are great ways to exercise, but there are lots of other ways to burn calories.
Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing

Older babies may be able to sleep through the night, but may still wake up to nurse.
Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests.
Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines

The risks of powerful narcotic painkillers outweigh their benefits for treating chronic headaches, low back pain and fibromyalgia, a new statement from the American Academy of Neurology says.
Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

Doctors need to make sure patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before sending them for such procedures, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says.
Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Every day, people receive medical implants -- artificial valves, hip replacements, surgical mesh and the like -- that may not have been rigorously tested before or after their approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two new studies contend.
Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Adding the drug Perjeta to a standard medication, Herceptin, may give women with a form of advanced breast cancer a significant boost in survival, a new study finds.
Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests.
Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

A study in rats hints that exposure to dim light at night may make human breast cancer tumors resistant to the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin.
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Forty states and the District of Columbia now have a total of 277 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illness that typically targets children, U.S. health officials are reporting.

 

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