Health Tip: Dealing With Dry Mouth
(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth is more than just uncomfortable. A
lack of saliva to moisten your mouth also can lead to tooth damage,
the American Dental Association warns.
BPA Exposure May Raise Risk of Heart Disease
TUESDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to bisphenol A
(BPA), a controversial chemical commonly used to make plastics,
increases a person's risk of developing heart disease later in
life, a new study suggests.
Heart Failure Patients Urged to Discuss Care With Docs
MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from
advanced heart failure should maintain an open dialogue with their
physicians, so everyone is on the same page with patients'
long-range personal wishes regarding treatment, experts say.
Whole-Body CT Scans Can Miss Traumatic Injuries: Study
MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Whole-body CT scans can
confirm immediately whether severe trauma patients have certain
injuries, but these tests could miss other serious problems if
performed too early, a new study indicates.
Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls
MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Preteen and teenage girls
whose diets are rich in vitamin D may be at lower risk for stress
fractures, particularly if they are involved in high-impact
activities, according to a new study.
Depression Could Worsen Mental Decline in Heart Patients
MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Older people with heart
disease who have undergone a cardiac catheterization may be at much
greater risk for mental decline if they also show persistent signs
of depression, according to a new study.
Snoring Tots May Develop Behavioral Issues Later
MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and toddlers who
snore or have other breathing issues while sleeping are more likely
to develop behavioral problems by the age of 7, new research
Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study
MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study
provides more evidence that too many young kids may be diagnosed
with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, simply
because they're younger than their peers in the same
Severe PMS May Last Longer Than Thought
MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- For years, women with the
severe form of premenstrual syndrome known as premenstrual
dysphoric disorder (PMDD) were told that their symptoms should
subside the day menstruation begins.