For College Students, Praise May Trump Sex and Money
TUESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- After a lifetime of being
told that they're "winners" who are "special," today's young people
crave these boosts to their self-esteem more than sex, drinking,
money or food, new research suggests.
Cost of Obesity Approaching $300 Billion a Year
TUESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The total economic cost of
overweight and obesity in the United States is $270 billion per
year while the cost in Canada is about $30 billion a year, a new
Decline in U.S. Abortion Rate Stalls, Report Finds
TUESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The steady, long-term
decline in the U.S. abortion rate stalled in 2008, and there has
been an alarming increase in the number of abortion providers
reporting harassment, a new study shows.
Shingles Vaccine Looks Like a Safe Bet for Seniors: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Jane Adrian, 61, a
landscape architect in Glendale, Calif., saw her parents and two
co-workers suffer from the painful, blistering condition known as
shingles, so when the vaccine became available, she got it.
Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally
TUESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Over the course of five
years, heart failure patients taking the blood pressure drug
candesartan stood a higher chance of survival than those taking
losartan did, Swedish researchers report.
Therapy May Help Cut Incontinence After Prostate Surgery
TUESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of men
who have prostate cancer surgery experience urinary incontinence
afterward, but new research suggests that behavioral therapy can
help lessen bladder control problems for a significant number of
Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare
TUESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The disgraced doctor who
published a study more than 10 years ago claiming that a common
childhood vaccine -- the measles-mumps-rubella inoculation --
causes autism may have been motivated more by money than
conviction, investigators say.