Health Tip: Why Does My Heel Hurt?
(HealthDay News) -- Heel pain may stem from repetitive stress or
another type of injury, but an underlying health problem also may
be to blame.
In-Hospital Blood Sugar Levels Should Be Higher: Report
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The American College of
Physicians has released new guidelines recommending that doctors
not attempt intensive insulin therapy designed to achieve normal
blood sugar levels in patients in medical or surgical intensive
Sexual Issues Often Unaddressed in Women Who Survive Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Many women who survive
breast or gynecologic cancers say they want help for sexual issues,
but few of them actually ask for it, according to a new study from
the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Parents Still Giving Cough, Cold Meds to Kids Under 2: Poll
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents of
children aged 2 and younger still give over-the-counter cough and
cold medicines to their kids despite U.S. Food and Drug
Administration warnings to the contrary, researchers have
PSA Test Cut-off Could Signal Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a low
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) score when they're first tested may
not need to be screened annually and probably don't need to undergo
a biopsy, a new study suggests.
America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. officials on
Wednesday released the annual state-of-the-nation's health report
and the news is mixed, with life expectancy rates on the rise but
obesity levels still climbing.
Zinc May Help Ease Common Cold: Analysis
TUESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A review of data from 15
trials suggests that the zinc supplements so many Americans pop at
the first sign of a cold may, in fact, cut the length and severity
'Resilience Gene' May Save Kids in Troubled Families
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Children who carry a
variant of a so-called "resilience gene" get along much better with
their troubled parents -- those who have substance abuse, mental
health or criminal problems -- than those without the gene, a new
New Eye Treatment May Save Preemies' Sight
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new study holds
potentially good news for preterm infants who develop an eye
condition that may cause blindness: An inexpensive drug appears to
do a better job of treating the condition than the existing
Placebo Effect May Work in Reverse
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone's heard of the
placebo effect: when you take a sugar pill but believe it is
medicine, it tends to work. Now a new study suggests that the
opposite may also be true.