Genes May Make Quitting Tougher for Smokers
THURSDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Despite decades of public
health efforts aimed at snuffing out cigarette smoking, 20 percent
of Americans still light up. New research suggests it might be
because of their genes.
Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children
FRIDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Children with sickle cell
disease, an inherited blood disorder, who also have high blood
pressure and/or anemia are at increased risk for so-called "silent
strokes," according to a new study.
New Guidelines for Treating Psoriasis When Pregnant or Nursing
FRIDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Topical treatment with
moisturizers and emollients such as petroleum jelly should be the
first line of therapy for treating psoriasis in pregnant and
breast-feeding women, according to new recommendations from the
National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board based in Portland,