Health Tip: If You Have Cirrhosis
(HealthDay News) -- Cirrhosis is the medical term used to
describe the slow deterioration of the liver as a result of chronic
injury to the organ.
Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans have skewed
perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are
thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting
otherwise, a new poll finds.
Study Identifies Risks for Painkiller Addiction
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The mystery of why some
people are more likely to become addicted to opioid painkillers has
been partially unraveled by the Geisinger Health System in
Vets With Stress Disorder More Likely to Develop Dementia
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Military veterans with
post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, are more likely to develop
dementia than those without the disorder, according to researchers
at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Texas.
Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last 10 years,
the percentage of Americans who took at least one prescription drug
in the past month increased from 44 percent to 48 percent, says a
federal government study released Thursday.
Proximity Affects Influence of Online 'Health Buddies'
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to online
social networking, people are more likely to change habits that
might affect their health when encouraged to do so by cyber
conversations with friends they already know well and with whom
they are in close contact, new research suggests.
Long-Term Use of Bone Drugs May Be Linked to Esophageal Cancer
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- People with osteoporosis
who take drugs such as Boniva (ibandronate), Fosamax (alendronate)
or Actonel (risedronate) to strengthen their bones may be at an
increased risk of esophageal cancer, British researchers
Experimental TB Test Called Fast and Accurate
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental test that
can diagnose tuberculosis in less than two hours, making only one
doctor visit necessary before treatment starts, is being hailed as
a potentially significant advance against a disease that kills
nearly 2 million people annually, most of them in developing