Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's heart rate and
blood pressure response to receiving a ventilation tube when
undergoing surgery varies at different times of the menstrual
cycle, researchers have found.
Health Tip: Teach Kids to Swim
(HealthDay News) -- For children aged 4 and older, one of the
best ways to help prevent drowning is to teach them to swim.
Specific Type of Blood Clot Filter Linked to Complications
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Two types of filter devices
used to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs may break and
some fragments could travel to the lungs and cause potentially
life-threatening complications, a new study suggests.
Relieving Eye Pressure May Slow Glaucoma
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with glaucoma who
have more rapid visual field change than other patients may benefit
from a reduction of pressure within the eyeball, new research
Just a Little Belly Fat Can Damage Blood Vessels
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- People who put on even a
little weight around their middle hinder the function of cells that
line their blood vessels, increasing the risk for high blood
pressure and other problems, a new study finds.
Adding Third Drug May Improve Hepatitis C Treatment
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The current two-drug standard
treatment for the potentially lethal hepatitis C could be rendered
nearly twice as effective if doctors added in a third antiviral
medication called boceprevir, new research suggests.
Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The onset of puberty is
continuing to drop among American girls, with many girls as young
as 7 and 8 now showing the beginnings of breast development, new
Scientists Unravel Secrets of Sound Sleep
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder how some people
can sleep through thunderstorms and traffic noise, while others
wake up at the slightest sound? Differences in people's brain
rhythms during sleep may hold the answer, scientists say.
Many Stroke Patients Stop Taking Meds, Study Shows
MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Many stroke patients stop
taking their medications while many heart failure patients are
never prescribed recommended medications in the first place, new