Health Tip: Help Prevent Chronic Ear Infections
(HealthDay News) -- Chronic ear infections are common in young
children. But there are steps parents can take to help keep these
painful infections from coming back, says the National Institute on
Deafness and Other Communication Disorders:
Wheelchair Breakdowns on the Rise, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- An increasing number of
wheelchair breakdowns are causing people with spinal cord injuries
to be left stranded, hurt or unable to keep their medical
appointments, according to a new study.
Evolution May Explain 'Runner's High,' Study Says
WEDNESDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The pleasurable feeling
known as "runner's high" that's triggered by aerobic exercise may
have played a role in the evolution of humans' ability to run long
distances, a new study suggests.
Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly
WEDNESDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used class of
cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins may help elderly
patients with high blood pressure avoid developing atrial
fibrillation, a heart rhythm abnormality tied to stroke.
Norovirus Outbreak Traced to Reusable Grocery Bag
WEDNESDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- A case study showing how a
grocery bag and its contents caused an outbreak of the stomach bug
norovirus highlights the role that inanimate objects can play in
such outbreaks, researchers say.
IUDs Work as Emergency Contraceptive: Review
WEDNESDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Many women who need
emergency contraception after unprotected sex are aware of the
"morning-after" pill as an effective way to prevent unwanted
New Drug Shows Promise for Myeloma Patients
WEDNESDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Three new studies confirm
that the drug lenalidomide can significantly lengthen the time that
people with multiple myeloma experience no worsening of their
disease, either after having a stem cell transplant or getting
FDA Seems to Back Pill to Help Prevent HIV
WEDNESDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisers will meet Thursday to decide whether to
endorse the use of the drug Truvada as a means to help prevent HIV
infection in people at high risk.
Scientists Map Melanoma's Genome
WEDNESDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have completed
the first genome sequencing of melanoma, an aggressive and
frequently fatal form of skin cancer.
FDA Seeks Less Radiation for Kids Getting X-Rays, CT Scans
WEDNESDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to make sure
children are not exposed to any more radiation than necessary when
they get X-rays or CT scans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
has asked the makers of these devices to factor in the safety of
pediatric patients when using existing machines and designing new