Heart Attack Damage Not Reduced by Adding Balloon Pump to Angioplasty
TUESDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The extent of heart muscle
damage in heart attack patients isn't reduced by inserting a
balloon pump into the aorta -- the body's main artery from the
heart -- before performing a surgery to clear clogged blood vessels
known as angioplasty, a new study finds.
More Evidence Links Genes to Parkinson's
TUESDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic variation that
reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease by nearly 20 percent in
many populations has been found by an international team of
FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies
TUESDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory panel began a two-day meeting Tuesday on
silicone breast implants to consider ways to improve the
effectiveness of post-approval safety studies.
Effects of Combat Stress May Not Last as Long as Thought
TUESDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The intense combat stress
experienced by soldiers deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan or other
war-torn countries may prime their brains for the development of
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but new research suggests
these changes don't last as long as previously thought.
Flame Retardants Tied to Lower Birth Weights
TUESDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A flame retardant that was
phased out of use but is still present in older furnishings is
linked to lower birth weights in newborns of women exposed to it
during pregnancy, a new study suggests.