Health Tip: Help Prevent Liver Spots
(HealthDay News) -- Those dark patches of skin known as liver
spots usually don't indicate anything dangerous. A typical sign of
aging, they have nothing to do with the liver.
Docs Shying Away From Drug That May Prevent Prostate Cancer
THURSDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Even though a major study
found that the drug finasteride could reduce the risk of prostate
cancer by 25 percent, it is still not being widely prescribed for
that purpose, Veterans Administration researchers report.
College Campuses See Rise in Cases of Severe Mental Illness
THURSDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- More cases of severe
mental illness are being reported among college students than a
decade ago, as more young people with mental health issues tackle a
post-secondary education and are open to getting help when they
need it, a new U.S. study shows.
Spanking Remains Common, Studies Show
THURSDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Spanking and other forms
of corporal punishment are still common worldwide even though 24
countries have adopted bans on physical punishment since 1979,
according to recent studies.
Burning Candle at Both Ends Harmful?
THURSDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Less than four hours of
sleep on five consecutive nights may affect the brain in a way
similar to that of acute total sleep deprivation, a new study
Stress Might Interfere With Conception
THURSDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women may have a more
difficult time becoming pregnant when they're feeling stressed,
according to a new study that found women were less likely to
conceive when they showed elevated levels of a stress-related
substance called alpha-amylase.
Lax Hand Washing Helps Drive Many Foodborne Illnesses
THURSDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Poor hand washing habits
by food handlers and the contamination of food by animal feces are
among the prime reasons Americans get sickened by foodborne germs,
according to a new government report.