Scientists Map the Fungi on Your Feet
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has ever
wrestled with athlete's foot knows there is something about feet
that fungi seem to like. But scientists now have the first detailed
"map" of the fungal groups that live on your skin -- and, yes, your
feet are the hottest neighborhood.
COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly four in 10
uninsured patients who have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) actually do not have the lung disease, a
small new study suggests.
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The overall health of
Americans isn't improving much, with about six in 10 people either
overweight or obese and large numbers engaging in unhealthy
behaviors like smoking, heavy drinking or not exercising, a new
government report shows.
Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Americans, many
of them smokers or ex-smokers, suffer from the lung condition known
as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now a new study
finds that patients placed on the common antibiotic azithromycin
may be able to cut down on hospitalizations due to flare-ups of the