Health Tip: Wind Down With Mind-Body Exercises
(HealthDay News) -- Exercises that help relax your mind and body
may offer a number of physical and emotional benefits. An example
is controlled breathing exercises that can help you calm down.
Health Tip: Is Your Relationship Healthy?
(HealthDay News) -- A relationship doesn't have to be plagued by
physical abuse to be unhealthy. Emotional abuse can take an
enormous toll on your physical and emotional health.
Chimps Shed Light on How Humans Learned to Share
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A group of chimpanzees at
a research site frequently share hunting tools and food with each
other, something that's widely regarded as a defining
characteristic of human behavior.
Many Kids Seen in ER Have High Blood Pressure
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of children
admitted to the pediatric emergency department at Shands
Jacksonville Medical Center in Florida have high blood pressure, a
new study says.
Marathons May Damage Part of Heart: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Some endurance athletes
may suffer damage to the heart's right ventricle, research shows,
but the findings do not suggest that this type of exercise is
unhealthy, researchers say.
FDA Panels to Weigh Safety of Newer Forms of the 'Pill'
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Two U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory panels will meet Thursday to discuss
whether to recommend new warning labels about increased risk of
blood clots with newer forms of oral contraceptives.
Avastin Boosted Survival for Type of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- In November, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration revoked its approval of the drug Avastin
for the treatment of breast cancer. But, a new study suggests that
the drug can boost the survival of women with a specific type of
aggressive breast tumor when used in conjunction with two other
Targeted Radiation May Not Be Better for Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer
who received radiation through strategically placed "seeds" had
double the risk of a mastectomy later on, compared with women who
got radiation for their entire breast, new research finds.
Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women can lower their risk
of developing breast cancer by avoiding unnecessary medical
radiation, forgoing menopausal hormone therapy and limiting alcohol
use, but they don't need to worry about using hair dyes or
cellphones, a broad new national report says.
Two New Drug Combos May Fight Advanced Breast Cancers
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer researchers
report they are heartened by the results of two new studies that
show combination therapies might improve survival for women with
two different types of advanced tumors.
Vaccine Might One Day Prevent 'Cruise Ship' Stomach Bug
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine
may one day help us say "bon voyage" to the dreaded "cruise-ship"
tummy bug for good. New research suggests a vaccine to stave off
the norovirus that has sickened many cruisers in recent years may
be on the horizon.
Some States Make Stopping Smoking Easier Than Others
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The best states for
smokers trying to kick the habit are Maine and North Dakota, while
the least quit-friendly states are Georgia and Louisiana, according
to a report released Wednesday.
MS May Take a Different Pathway Than Previously Thought
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis may
begin in the outer layer of the brain and work its way into the
deep interior, according to a new study that upends long-held
beliefs about the nervous system disease.
Active Surveillance May Benefit Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- As more men are screened
for and diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer, a new draft report
released Wednesday by a U.S. National Institutes of Health panel
concluded that research on the safety of "active surveillance" is