Researchers Assess What Works Best to Prevent PTSD
THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests
certain long-term psychotherapies may do a better job than an
antidepressant in preventing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
following a traumatic event.
TV Ads Whet Kids' Appetite for Junk Food
THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Food ads have a powerful
influence on children's food choices but parents can lessen that
effect, according to a new study.
Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks
THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Anemia increases the risk
of death and complications in patients who have different types of
surgery, not just heart operations, a new study says.
More Evidence Minorities in U.S. Get Poorer Hospital Care
THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The United States'
so-called "worst" hospitals are home to a significantly larger pool
of elderly, poor and minority patients than are the nation's better
quality/lower cost institutions, new research says.
Steve Jobs, Visionary Leader of Apple Inc., Dies at 56
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Steve Jobs, the visionary
leader of Apple Inc. who introduced the world to personal
computers, then the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, died on
Wednesday following a long battle with cancer.
Swimming Pool Chemicals Cause Thousands of Injuries: CDC
THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- More than 28,000 cases of
injury and illness caused by swimming pool chemicals are estimated
to have occurred in the United States between 2002 and 2008,
according to a new federal study.
More Kids Treated for Concussions in ERs: CDC
THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past decade, the
number of children treated in emergency rooms for traumatic brain
injuries, including concussions, increased 60 percent, according to
a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
National Study Will Track Tobacco Use in U.S.
THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A large, national study on
how new government regulations affect smoking and other tobacco use
and people's understanding about the risks was announced Thursday
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. National
Institutes of Health.
Pancreatic Cancer: A Stubborn Foe
THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The death of Apple Inc.
co-founder Steve Jobs has once again focused attention on cancers
of the pancreas, which have claimed the lives of several
Report: Task Force to Recommend Against PSA Test
THURSDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive
Services Task Force is preparing to recommend that men no longer
get screened for prostate cancer by undergoing prostate specific
antigen -- or PSA -- testing,
CNN reported Thursday evening, citing a "source privy to the
task force deliberations."