To Circumcise or Not?
MONDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As a major organization of pediatricians considers revising its recommendations on circumcision of newborn boys, two new reviews of existing research offer conflicting conclusions about the bitterly debated procedure.
Genetic Marker for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Found
MONDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A focused search of the entire human genome has found a genetic variant associated with the aggressiveness of prostate cancer, in a discovery that marks an important first step toward singling out cancers that need intensive treatment from those that can simply be left alone.
Actemra Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis
MONDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Actemra (tocilizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat rheumatoid arthritis among people who haven't responded to, or who cannot tolerate, other approved RA drugs, the agency said Monday.
More Aggressive Treatment for Weekend Stroke
MONDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke victims brought to a hospital on a weekend are more likely to receive the powerful clot-dissolving drug tPA than those who arrive on a weekday, a study finds.
TV Watching May Shorten Your Life
MONDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Every hour spent watching TV each day may increase your risk of an early death from cardiovascular disease by as much as 18 percent, Australian researchers say.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Lowers Flu Shot Effectiveness
MONDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers a caution to rheumatoid arthritis patients who take the drug rituximab (Rituxan): The flu vaccine is safe, but it's ineffective during the first six months following treatment with Rituxan.
Why You Eat for the Joy of It
MONDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Why do people keep eating when they already feel full? New research in mice suggests it may have something to do with a hunger hormone that tells you to keep chowing down.
Health Tip: When Baby Gets a Shot
(HealthDay News) -- It's crucial to get your infant or child vaccinated against a host of deadly germs. But that doesn't make it less painful for the child or concerned parents.
Health Tip: You Need Vitamin B12
(HealthDay News) -- Vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy blood and aids in making important proteins. People who don't get enough can have memory problems or confusion, and are at greater risk of developing anemia, Children's Hospital Boston says.