Health Tip: Using a Pedometer
(HealthDay News) -- A pedometer measures the amount of steps you
take while walking or running. The size of a small portable phone,
it attaches to a belt or waistband.
Women, Younger Men Under-Treated Before Heart Attack: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women and younger men
account for a large number of heart attacks in the United States
but are less likely than older men to receive preventive
medications that lower heart attack risk, a new study
Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Broken heart syndrome --
a temporary heart condition brought on by extreme physical or
emotional stress -- occurs overwhelmingly in women compared to men,
a new study suggests.
Gene Linked to Separation Anxiety
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who identified
a gene linked to separation anxiety say their finding could lead to
more targeted treatments for anxiety disorders.
Smokeout Day: The Best Ways to Quit
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- As thousands of smokers
across the United States try to kick their bad habit as part of the
Great American Smokeout on Thursday, experts agree that a
two-pronged strategy is the best bet for success.
Outlook Good for Obese Kids Who Lose Weight
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Most overweight and obese
children are on a path to becoming obese adults at higher risk of
type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart
disease, a new study finds.
Jakafi Approved for Rare Bone-Marrow Disease
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Jakafi (ruxolitinib) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first
drug to treat myelofibrosis, a rare disease of the bone marrow, the
agency said Wednesday.