CDC Considers Vaccinating Boys, Not Just Girls, for HPV
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health authorities now
recommend that girls and young women be vaccinated against human
papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease that is a known
cause of cervical cancer, but that recommendation does not extend
to boys and young men.
Health Tip: Keep a Diabetes Notebook
(HealthDay News) -- A notebook of instructions and helpful
information will make it easier to stay organized when your
diabetic child gets sick.
People Tend to Choose Friends Just Like Themselves
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- In large and diverse
groups, people with similar beliefs, values and interests tend to
stick together, establishing both friendships and romantic
relationships with like-minded people, a new study suggests.
Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified
five new genes that play a role in people's risk for heart attack
and coronary artery disease -- the most common cause of premature
death and disability in the world, according to a new study.
Ever Wonder How Doctors Make Referrals?
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care and specialist
physicians use different criteria when deciding to refer a patient
to another doctor, a new study finds.
Foreign-Born U.S. Women Getting Mammograms
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Foreign-born U.S. women are
becoming more likely to undergo mammograms to screen for breast
cancer, but native-born women still outpace them, a new study
Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
depression and other factors may keep Hispanic women who have
survived breast cancer from getting screenings that could pick up
signs of colorectal or ovarian cancer.
Many Black Men in Cold Climates Lack Vitamin D
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- People's bodies build up
vitamin D through exposure to sunlight, But a new study suggests
black men who live in areas of the United States with low sunlight
are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency than whites who live
in the same places.
A Woman's Voice Doesn't Give Away Ovulation Status
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although some studies have
suggested that men can find clues to women's reproductive status by
certain changes in their voices, a new study appears to dispel that
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Raised Stroke Risk
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Half of the 2.7 million
Americans affected by an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial
fibrillation, deny or do not know they are at greater risk for
stroke, according to a new survey from the American Heart
Soliris Approval Expanded to Include Rare Blood Disorder
FRIDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Soliris (eculizumab) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first
drug to treat atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a rare
blood disease that may trigger kidney failure, stroke or death.