Drinking Behavior May Be Tied to Early Alcohol Use
WEDNESDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults are more
likely to be heavy drinkers if they took their first drink of
alcohol at an early age and also had to cope with stressful life
events, a new study suggests.
Report: Unemployment Adds 9 Million Uninsured in U.S.
WEDNESDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- The millions of
Americans who lost their jobs and their health benefits during the
recession often had no way to regain affordable health coverage,
leaving them and their families at risk of financial ruin,
according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund.
Crossing Street While on Cell Phone Risky for Seniors
TUESDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults would be wise
to avoid chatting on cell phones while crossing the street, because
new research indicates this combination more risky for that age
group than for college students.
Bypass Surgery, Stents Seem to Bring Same Level of Relief
WEDNESDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests
that certain heart patients will fare about the same whether they
have heart bypass surgery or a less-invasive procedure that uses
drug-coated stents to prop open clogged arteries.
U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC
WEDNESDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate in the
United States reached an all-time low in 2009, the 10th straight
year of decline, dropping 2.3 percent from 2008, federal health
Less Is More With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug
WEDNESDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- A lower dose of the drug
cytarabine work as well as the high doses that are typically used
to treat acute myeloid leukemia, and with fewer side effects, a new
Dutch study finds.
EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants
WEDNESDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Newly proposed national
standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants from
power plants could prevent as many as 17,000 premature deaths and
11,000 heart attacks a year, according to the U.S. Environmental
Transplant Drug May Fight Rare Lung Disorder
WEDNESDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- An already approved
transplant-rejection drug is the first treatment to show a benefit
for women with a rare lung disease that has had no cure or, until
now, even a treatment.