Few Young Women Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine
TUESDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Few teenage girls and young
women are getting the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), and many
of those who start the regimen fail to take all three doses, new
Source of an Itch Studied in Mice
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of nerve cells
in mice, researchers have found a link between itching and
New Tool for Rapid Screening of Dementia Shows Promise
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to improve
screening for dementia and mild cognitive impairment among seniors,
a team of researchers has developed a test designed to spot
problems in thinking, learning and memory skills in under three
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Long term use of
cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins does not increase the
risk of cancer and may even decrease users' risks for lymphoma,
melanoma and endometrial tumors, a new study finds.
FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A series of gruesome
pictures depicting emaciated lung cancer patients, a dead body in a
morgue, a baby confined to a respirator (presumably the result of
secondhand smoke) and other consequences of smoking that will
appear on the outside of cigarette packages will hopefully shock
people into quitting the habit or not starting in the first place,
U.S. officials announced Wednesday.
Gene Mutations Seem to Make a Leukemia More Deadly
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have
pinpointed a gene with multiple mutations that seems to separate
people who die quickly from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) from those
who do not.
ADHD Rates Soar in U.S. Kids: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S.
children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
jumped nearly 22 percent in a recent four-year period, meaning
nearly one in every 10 kids is now diagnosed with the disorder,
U.S. health officials report.
Special Infant Formula Might Help Shield Babies from Type 1 Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Offering your baby a
special formula when weaning off breastfeeding may offer some
protection against the development of the antibodies associated
with type 1 diabetes, if you have a family history of the disease,
new research suggests.