Health Tip: Caring For an Enlarged Prostate
(HealthDay News) -- As men age, it's common to develop an
enlarged prostate, which can cause symptoms that include slowed
urination, painful urination and a strong and sudden urge to
High Cost of Insomnia May Be Wake-Up Call
THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Lost sleep costs the
average American worker 11.3 days, or $2,280, in lost productivity
each year, and the total cost to the nation is $63.2 billion
annually, a new study says.
Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria
THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Elevated blood levels of
harmful toxins from gut bacteria occur in about one in five infants
and toddlers with congenital heart disease, and the risk is even
higher after they have heart surgery, a new study has found.
Research Reveals Why Blacks More Prone to Kidney Failure
THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are more
likely than whites to have a condition in which the kidneys spill
protein into the urine, which may help explain why blacks are four
times more likely than whites to develop kidney failure, a new
Mouse Study Could Give New Clues to Fighting Baldness
THURSDAY, Sept.1 (HealthDay News) -- Molecular signals from stem
cells within the skin's fatty layer trigger hair growth in mice, a
finding that may lead to new treatments for baldness in people,
Old-Age Tremors May Be Caused by Brain Lesions
THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Microscopic brain lesions
that are too small to be detected using brain imaging technology
may be the cause of many common age-related problems such as
shaking hands, stooped posture and difficulty walking, a new study
FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on Market
THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- After two days of hearings
into the potential health risks of silicone breast implants, U.S.
Food and Drug Administration officials said Wednesday that the
devices are safe and will remain on the market.
Scientists Use Stem Cells for Blood 'Self-Transfusion'
THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that
they used stem cells to create cultured red blood cells and then
successfully injected the blood cells back into the human donor who
provided the stem cells in the first place.