Nerve Tissue Cancer More Often Fatal for Non-White Kids
TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Black, Asian American and
Native American children with neuroblastoma are more likely to die
after treatment than white or Hispanic children with this type of
cancer, which forms in nerve tissue.
Low-Income Families Hit Harder by High Deductibles
TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income American
families with high-deductible health plans are more likely to delay
or forgo medical care due to cost than high-income families with
similar coverage, a new study finds.
Implanted Heart Devices Have 'Real-World' Benefits: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable devices
designed to control heart rhythm and efficiency while preventing
sudden death among heart failure patients are as effective at
ensuring patient survival in real-world situations as they are in
controlled study environments, new research suggests.
Airport Body Scanners Safe, Experts Say
TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- With this coming Wednesday
the busiest travel day of the year, many Americans will soon be
subjected to radiation-emitting body scanners at the nation's
Statins OK for Patients With Abnormal Liver Function: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of
cholesterol-lowering statins does not increase the risk of liver
disease in patients with abnormal liver function, and can actually
improve liver function, according to a new study that challenges
Daily Pill Lowers Odds for Infection With HIV
TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A pill a day cut the risk
of HIV infection by almost 44 percent in those at highest risk for
contracting the virus, namely sexually active gay and bisexual men,
a new study finds.
Toys Getting Safer, But Dangers Still Lurk: Report
TUESDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Progress has been made, but
a number of dangerous or toxic toys are still found on store
shelves in the United States, according to the 25th annual
Trouble in Toyland report released Tuesday by the U.S. Public
Interest Research Group (PIRG).