Small Increase in Diabetes Risk Noted in Statin Patients
TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs increases the chance of developing diabetes by 9 percent, but the absolute risk is low, especially when compared with how much statins reduce the threat of heart disease and heart attack, new research shows.
One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues
TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- One in every two U.S. children now grapples at some time with a chronic health condition, such as asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or obesity, new research suggests.
FDA Tightens Controls on Anemia Drugs
TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. federal health authorities on Tuesday rolled out a new safety plan for the use of Procrit and similar anemia drugs by people with cancer.
Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival
TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of more than 4,000 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer shows that taking aspirin appears to significantly increase survival and reduce the risk of recurrence.
King Tut's Demise Gets New Explanation
TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- King Tut probably wasn't killed by a vengeful wife and power-hungry advisors but by a combination of malaria, a broken leg and several inherited disorders that rendered him weak and lame long before his actual death, new DNA and radiological evidence suggests.
Cell Phones, Video Games Don't Spur Teen Headaches
TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Cell phones, televisions and computer games aren't giving teenagers headaches, researchers say, but listening to one or two hours of music daily may make their heads throb.
Severe Sleep Apnea Has Silver Lining
TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The breathing woes that accompany severe sleep apnea may be counterbalanced by this silver lining: those with the condition report fewer nightmares.
Most Americans Think It's Others Who Are Unhealthy
TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Despite rising rates of obesity and diabetes, a new survey has found that a majority of Americans believe their health is just fine - it's everyone else who has the problem.
Added Drug Aids MS Treatment
TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug daclizumab to standard treatment with interferon beta may reduce multiple sclerosis disease activity more than interferon beta alone, a new study reports.
Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
(HealthDay News) -- If your little one gets a lot of sweetened liquids -- including juice, formula and even some brands of milk -- the sugars from these liquids can cling to the teeth and cause "baby bottle" tooth decay.