Health Tip: Watch for Lactose in Foods
(HealthDay News) -- Lactose intolerant people may be primed to
avoid milk, sparing themselves uncomfortable symptoms of bloating,
gas or stomach cramps.
Cholesterol Drug Shows Promise in Early Research
TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary trials indicate
that a new drug designed to simultaneously boost good cholesterol
while lowering bad cholesterol shows considerable promise, both on
its own and in combination with standard statin medications.
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks
TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People with more risk
factors for heart disease are more likely than healthier
individuals to suffer a first heart attack, according to a large
new study. No surprise there. But patients with fewer or no risk
factors are more likely to die from that heart attack.
Looking to Lose Weight? Get a 'Coach'
TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Dieters appear to do better
if they have either a "coach" or intensive weight-loss counseling,
two different studies suggest.
Does a Gene Make People Seem Kinder?
TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
a variation in a single human gene affects how other people see you
at first glance in terms of your compassion, kindness and
No Benefit From Niacin for Heart Patients in Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with
cardiovascular disease who add niacin to the statin drug Zocor
(simvastatin) to help lower their cholesterol get no additional
clinical benefit, a new study finds.
Could Women's Use of 'the Pill' Raise Men's Prostate Cancer Risk?
MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- With the vast increase in
the use of the contraceptive pill over the past 40 years, the
amount of estrogen entering the water supply may be partly
responsible for the increased incidence of prostate cancer around
the world, Canadian researchers speculate.
Got High Blood Pressure? Kiwi Fruit May Help
TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- An apple a day won't
necessarily keep the doctor away, but three kiwis just might help,
at least according to a small study that showed that the brown,
fuzzy fruit may lower blood pressure levels.
9/11 First Responders May Face Greater Heart Risks
TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- First responders who were
exposed to the dust cloud during and immediately following the New
York City terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, may be at increased
risk for heart disease, experts warn.
Higher Legal Drinking Age May Mean Safer Lives for Women
TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Entering adulthood in a
place and time where the legal drinking age is 18, not 21, seems to
put women, but not men, at a long-term higher risk for homicide and
suicide, a new study finds.