As One Life Starts, Another May Be Saved
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A mother cuddling her newborn
baby may not know it, but the process that created a new life also
has given her the chance to save another.
Leukemia Survivor Credits Her Life to Tiny Blood Donors
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Jennifer Jones Austin works
as a lawyer and child advocate in Brooklyn, N.Y., devoting her
talents to protecting at-risk children. So it may be fitting that
in Austin's own hour of need, her life was saved by donations from
two newborn children.
Health Tip: Managing an Anxiety Disorder
(HealthDay News) -- If you think you may have an anxiety
disorder -- characterized by an intense fear of a person, place or
situation -- you should visit your doctor to have your condition
evaluated and confirmed.
ER Crowding May Encourage Poor Hand Hygiene
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room patients who
are transported between departments or given hallway beds are more
likely to come into contact with health care workers who have not
properly washed their hands, according to a new study.
Boys With Autism May Grow Faster as Babies
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism tend to grow
faster as babies, with differences from typically developing
infants seen in their head size, height and weight, a new study
Bicycle May Speed Up Parkinson's Diagnosis
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A patient's ability to ride a
bicycle can help doctors determine whether the patient has
Parkinson's disease or atypical parkinsonism, regardless of the
terrain or riding situation, a new study indicates.
Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women with polycystic ovary
syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder that often leads to
infertility, are more likely to have parents with some form of
heart disease, according to a new study.
Melanoma May Be More Aggressive in Kids
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Some children with melanoma
are more likely to have invasive disease than adults with this
potentially deadly type of skin cancer, a new study indicates.
Simple MRIs Safe for Children, Study Says
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Exposing children to MRIs
during pediatric clinical trials is not unduly risky to their
well-being as long as sedation and injectable dyes aren't used, new
Canadian research concludes.
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."
Cialis Approved to Treat Enlarged Prostate
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The erectile dysfunction drug
Cialis (tadalafil) has received new approval from the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH),
the medical term for an enlarged prostate.
21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC
FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The death toll from an
outbreak of listeria first linked to tainted cantaloupes has risen
to 21, and a total of 109 people have been sickened across 23
states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported late Friday.