Health Tip: Perform a Breast Self-Exam
(HealthDay News) -- A monthly breast self-exam can help you
identify any changes or abnormalities early, which could lead to a
better chance of successful breast cancer treatment.
Improved Allergy Shots Might Be on Horizon
THURSDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots are
time-tested treatments that reduce health care costs and can now
provide relief to allergy sufferers within weeks instead of months,
according to experts.
Kidney Donation Doesn't Put Older Adults at Risk
THURSDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People older than 70 can
donate a kidney without risking their lives but their donated
kidneys don't last as long as those from younger living donors, a
new study shows.
Home-Based Test Can Detect Cervical Cancer Virus: Study
THURSDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Home-based tests using
self-collected vaginal samples could serve as an alternative to the
traditional Pap smear tests designed to detect the virus that
causes cervical cancer, new study findings show.
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 29
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The death toll in the
listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes produced at a Colorado farm
has reached 29, with another 139 people sickened in 28 states, U.S.
officials said late Wednesday.
Weighing Weight-Loss Programs
THURSDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study finds
that commercial weight-loss programs are more effective and less
costly than primary care-based programs led by specially trained
Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication
THURSDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle and
appropriate medications can help people with heart disease live
longer and avoid a heart attack or stroke, according to new
guidelines from the American College of Cardiology Foundation and
the American Heart Association.
Study Finds No Link Between Dyslexia and IQ
THURSDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study that found no
association between dyslexia and IQ calls into question the
widespread practice of classifying children as dyslexic based on
differences between their reading abilities and their IQ scores,