Severe Pain Can Trigger Suicide in Hospital ERs
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A group that accredits
many U.S. hospitals has urged hospital and emergency-room
caregivers to watch for attempted suicides occurring in their
facilities -- even in patients with no history of psychiatric
AA May Help Stem Alcohol Abuse in Female Convicts
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Attending Alcoholics
Anonymous meetings at least once a week increases the likelihood
that jailed women and those recently released from jail can recover
from alcohol abuse, researchers have found.
Second Brain Death Exam Unnecessary, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Making families wait for
a second exam to confirm a brain death diagnosis is not only
unnecessary but may make it less likely that the family will agree
to donate their loved one's organs, a new study finds.
Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate from
cardiovascular disease in the United States has declined 28 percent
since the late 1990s, but heart disease and stroke still account
for one-third of all deaths, a new study finds.
Food Poisoning Hits 1 in 6 Americans Each Year: CDC
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Each year in the United
States some 48 million people, or one in every six Americans, are
sickened by the food they eat, according to two federal health
reports issued Wednesday.
'Tainted' Supplement Makers May Face Prosecution: FDA
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health authorities
Wednesday intensified pressure on makers of dietary supplements,
warning individuals or companies marketing "tainted" products that
they could face criminal prosecution, among other consequences.
U.S. Government Bans Drop-Side Cribs
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A ban on drop-side cribs
announced Wednesday by the U.S. government comes after millions of
recalls and the deaths of more than 30 infants and toddlers in the
Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) --Premenopausal women who
carry excess fat around their abdomen or have a large waist
relative to their hip size may face a higher risk for breast cancer
that is estrogen receptor (ER)-negative, new research reveals.