Religious Teens Seem Less Prone to Alcohol Abuse
TUESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) --Teenagers who are raised
with a religious outlook are less likely to abuse alcohol, even if
they are genetically predisposed to do so, new research
Hormone Raises Desire for Fattening Foods
TUESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- You're dieting, and you
know you should stay away from high-calorie snacks. Yet, your eyes
keep straying toward that box of chocolates, and you wish there was
a pill to restrain your impulse to inhale them.
Health Tip: Treating Heat Cramps
(HealthDay News) -- Heat cramps cause pain in the stomach, arms
and legs when the body loses too many fluids and too much salt from
strenuous exercise in extreme heat.
Thyroid Function at High End of Normal Tied to Miscarriage Risk
TUESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Testing in the upper half
of what is currently considered a normal range for thyroid function
can nonetheless be problematic for pregnant women, who face an
increased risk for miscarriage as a result, new research
Soccer Safety Not Just for the Pros
TUESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- While the attention of
people around the globe is focused on the 2010 World Cup in South
Africa, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is using the
opportunity to caution amateur soccer players to make safety a
priority when taking to their local fields.
Fewer Hours for Medical Residents May Backfire
TUESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- A 50-hour workweek limit
for surgical residents in Switzerland may negatively affect
surgical training and quality of patient care, suggests a new
Labor Induction May Boost C-Section Risk
TUESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Inducing labor more than
doubles the risk of having a cesarean delivery, according to a new
study that puts some hard-and-fast numbers to a link that experts
have long suspected.
X-Ray Can Spot Gastric Band Slippage
TUESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- X-rays can help doctors
detect gastric band slippage following surgery that places an
inflatable silicone band around the top part of the stomach to
restrict food intake, says a new study.