Out of Work May Mean Out of Sorts
THURSDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The economic downturn has
put thousands of Americans out of work, but their bank accounts
aren't the only things suffering as unemployment remains high and
they struggle to find a job.
Kids Seem More Likely to Reject Those Whose Eyes Cross
THURSDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children with a condition
called strabismus, in which their eyes aren't straight or don't
line up with each other, may be less likely to be invited to
birthday parties than other children, researchers have found.
'The Pill' Works for Women of all Weights
THURSDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Birth control pills are
equally effective in obese and thinner women, claims a study that
challenges the belief that oral contraceptives may not reliably
prevent pregnancy in heavier women.
Testing of Brothers May Boost Family's Prostate Cancer Rates
THURSDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a brother
with prostate cancer are more likely than other men to be diagnosed
with the disease, but the reason may have more to do with greater
surveillance than genetics, a new study suggests.
Binge Drinking, Hypertension a Deadly Combo
THURSDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- If you have high blood
pressure, binge drinking may greatly increase your risk of dying
from a stroke or heart attack, South Korean researchers report.