A Little Pain, a Life Saved
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Sara Fought started
getting mammograms at age 38, a couple of years earlier than
recommended by the American Cancer Society.
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Tetanus?
(HealthDay News) -- Tetanus infection can result from exposure
to a life-threatening bacteria found in soil. It can enter the body
through an open wound, blocking signals from the spinal cord that
help control the muscles.
Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers in the
United States are less likely to breast-feed their babies than
other moms, and many cite a personal preference for the bottle as
the primary reason, new research finds.
Chronic Kidney Disease Might Affect Hearing
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News)-- A new study finds that
older people with moderate chronic kidney disease are more likely
than others their age to develop hearing loss.
Fat Cells Grow Differently in Belly Vs. Bottom
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in the way
body fat grows may explain why increased belly fat appears to boost
the risk for certain diseases while extra pounds on the thighs and
other parts of the lower body decrease the risk, a new study
More Americans Drinking More Alcohol
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol consumption is on
the rise in the United States due to a number of factors, including
social, economic and ethnic influences and pressures, a new study
Doctors' Weight Loss Talks Better When Empathetic
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- American doctors spend a
lot of time discussing diet and weight with their patients, but it
has little effect unless doctors have the right communication
style, a new study finds.
Once-Promising Heart Failure Drug Fails in Trial
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new experimental drug
for treating patients who have acute heart failure plus kidney
failure did not show any overall benefit, indicating that the
future of this particular drug, called rolofylline, is over.