Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Boost Fracture Risk
SUNDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that
prostate cancer patients who undergo three-dimensional
external-beam radiation therapy may be at increased risk of
breaking their hips, but they can take action to strengthen their
bones after treatment.
Acupuncture May Trigger Natural Painkiller
SUNDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- The needle pricks involved in
acupuncture may help relieve pain by triggering a natural
painkilling chemical called adenosine, a new study has found.
Race Car Fans Develop Special Hearing Abilities
MONDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- As the Indy 500 unfolds this
weekend, diehard race car fans may employ a trick that non-fans can
scarcely imagine: They'll actually "see" the difference between the
speeding competitors' engines with nothing but their ears.
Frequent Urination at Night Linked to Raised Death Risk
SUNDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- People who wake up frequently
during the night to urinate are at an increased risk of death even
after accounting for chronic conditions that are known to cause the
problem, two new studies show.
Health Tip: Set Rules at the Pool
(HealthDay News) -- A swimming pool can be deadly, especially to
young children. But setting mandatory rules can help keep kids
Club Drug 'Special K' Could Leave Users Incontinent
SUNDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term abuse of the
recreational drug ketamine, often called "Special K" by the young
partygoers who use it, is now linked to a heightened risk for
pelvic pain and urinary incontinence.
Women Smokers Targeted on 'World No Tobacco Day'
MONDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Although cancer death rates
for women are generally on the downswing, statistics indicate that
female lung cancer fatalities are rising, the American Lung
Association (ALA) says.