With the Thyroid, Too Much or Too Little Sparks Trouble
FRIDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- The human body's intricate
framework of interconnected systems, which work together to
maintain health and life, depend on one small, butterfly-shaped
gland that weighs less than half an ounce.
Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk
(HealthDay News) -- Expressed breast milk can be frozen for
later use. The Nemours Foundation says it's important to use
sterile bottles or hard plastic cups with tight caps, or "nursing
bags" that are specially designed to store breast milk.
Hormone Linked to Absence of Periods in Women With Low Body Fat
FRIDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- A lack of leptin contributes
to the absence of menstrual periods in women with extremely low
levels of body fat, but treatment with a synthetic form of the
hormone may restore both the menstrual cycle and fertility, a new
Short Bursts of Exercise Good for the Heart: Study
FRIDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- All exercise is the same,
right? Not so fast, suggests a small study of teens out of Scotland
that found that high-intensity exercise may be better than
endurance training for preventing cardiovascular disease because it
can be done in less time.
Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking
FRIDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients diagnosed with
lung cancer -- as well as their family caregivers -- continue to
smoke even though doing so may jeopardize their recovery and
long-term health outcome, says a study sponsored by the U.S.
National Cancer Institute.
Hookah Use Common Among College Students, Survey Finds
FRIDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-fifth of U.S.
college students who took part in a survey regularly use hookahs
(water pipes), and many of them mistakenly believe that hookah
smoking is safer than cigarette smoking.
Medicare's Drug Coverage Gap to Shrink Away Under Health Care Reform
FRIDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Starting this year, Medicare
Part D's widely despised "donut hole" -- the gap in drug cost
coverage enrollees encounter when they reach a certain spending
threshold -- will start to disappear, one result of the health care
reform package enacted last year, experts say.