Health Tip: Exposure to Lead
(HealthDay News) -- Lead is a heavy metal that's found in many
common sources. Prolonged exposure, particularly among children,
may damage developing brain, kidneys and other organs.
Cancer Drug Safe for Late-Stage Pelvic Disease
WEDNESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe to use a new
oral anti-cancer drug called vorinostat with short-term palliative
radiation therapy in patients with advanced pelvic cancer,
according to a phase 1 study.
Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever
WEDNESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Physical disabilities
that limit mobility are increasing among middle-age Americans, a
new study reports, and experts say the trend could have serious
long-term consequences for the U.S. health-care system.
'Electronic Nose' Sniffs Out Asthma
WEDNESDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Using an artificial
breath-sensor system dubbed the "electronic nose," Italian
researchers were able to spot more cases of asthma than with
traditional diagnostic tools.