Health Tip: Spot Problems With a CPAP
(HealthDay News) -- CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)
is a device used to improve breathing in people with chronic
conditions such as sleep apnea.
Many Ignore Symptoms of Lung Disease, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' awareness of
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is rising, but many of
those at risk don't talk to their doctor about symptoms, according
to a new survey by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Genes May Make Quitting Tougher for Smokers
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Despite decades of public
health efforts aimed at snuffing out cigarette smoking, 20 percent
of Americans still light up. New research suggests it might be
because of their genes.
How to Stay Flu-Free for the Holidays
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The overlap of the cold and
flu season with the holiday season can make it a challenge to stay
healthy as you go to parties and get together with family and
Studies in Mice May Offer Clues to Cleft Lip
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The genetic repair of cleft
lips in mice embryos could eventually lead to new ways to treat and
prevent the birth defect in humans, U.S. researchers report.
Veggies, Fruit May Lower Women's Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Diets rich in antioxidants
from fruits, vegetables and whole grains appear to lower a woman's
odds for a stroke, even if she has a prior history of heart
disease, new research shows.
Ravens Gesture With Beaks Just Like Humans Use Hands
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new study says ravens use
their beaks to point out and hold up objects to attract the
attention of other ravens, a behavior so far observed only in
humans and great apes.
More Exercise Could Make For Better Sleep: Study
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests
regular physical activity might encourage better shut-eye: People
who met national exercise guidelines reported better sleep and less
daytime fatigue than those who didn't.
Self-Monitoring of Blood Thinner May Halve Clot Risk
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- People taking the
blood-thinning drug warfarin who monitor their own blood and adjust
their dosage can reduce the risk of blood clots by half, British
Experts Urge Posting Meat, Poultry Inspection Data on Web
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Posting information about
inspections and testing at meat, poultry and egg processing plants
on the Internet so it can be viewed by the public could have
"substantial benefits," according to a report released
Multitasking Stresses Out Working Moms More Than Dads
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Ever unload the dishwasher
while helping with a child's homework? Ever keep one eye on soccer
practice while checking your voice mail and trying to figure out
what to make for dinner?
First Generic Lipitor Approved
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version
of the cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.