Where Folks Live Plays Role in Health Disparities: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- White and black Americans
who live in poor neighborhoods struggle with many of the same
health disparities, which suggests that where a person lives plays
a larger role in health disparities than previously believed,
according to a new study.
Pot Smoking May More Than Double Crash Risk
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers who get behind
the wheel after using marijuana run more than twice the risk of
crashing compared to others, a new study finds.
Genome of 'Black Death' Bacterium Sequenced
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have sequenced
the entire genome of the bacterium that caused the Black Death, a
bubonic plague that killed 50 million Europeans between 1347 and
1351 and ranks as one of the worst epidemics in human history.
Certain After-Stroke Treatments May Boost Outcome
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients function
better physically and are less likely to die if they undergo
treatment that pays special attention to fever, high blood sugar
and swallowing problems, new research suggests.
Preemies With Faster Brain Growth May End Up Smarter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Growth in a particular
part of a premature baby's brain in the first weeks and months
following birth may predict how well a youngster is able to think,
plan and pay attention later in childhood, new research
Death Toll From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak Now Stands at 23
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The death toll from an
outbreak of listeria first linked to tainted cantaloupes has risen
to 23, and a total of 116 people have been sickened across 25
states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported late Wednesday.