Health Tip: What Causes Hearing Loss?
(HealthDay News) -- You may develop hearing loss if your inner
ear or auditory nerve is damaged, or something builds up in your
ears and prevents the passage of sound waves.
Lack of Sleep May Give You the Munchies
WEDNESDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- People who don't get
enough sleep consume more calories and may be more likely to become
obese, according to a new study.
Brisk Daily Walk Could Counter 'Obesity Genes'
WEDNESDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- People who walk briskly
an hour a day could beat back a genetic predisposition to be
overweight, compared to those who plant themselves in front of the
TV, new research suggests.
Study Finds PSA Testing Cuts Prostate Cancer Death Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Adding another
perspective to one of the most controversial and confounding issues
in medicine, a new European study reports that men who received
routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests to check for signs of
prostate cancer were 30 percent less likely to die from the
Anti-Smoking Efforts Saved 795,000 Lives Over 25 Years: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Bans on smoking in
public places, hikes in cigarette taxes and other efforts to get
people to quit smoking prevented close to 800,000 deaths from lung
cancer between 1975 and 2000 in the United States, a new study
Detailed Gene Scan Might Help Guide Leukemia Treatment
WEDNESDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- By analyzing gene
mutations in patients with acute myeloid leukemia, researchers were
able to more accurately predict which ones had the best chances of
going into remission, and which ones would respond well to standard
treatments or needed more aggressive treatment.
First Generic Lexapro Approved
WEDNESDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- The Israeli drug maker
Teva Pharmaceuticals has gained the first U.S. approval to market
generic Lexapro (escitalopram) to treat depression and general
anxiety disorder, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said