Health Tip: Keep Heartburn Under Control
(HealthDay News) -- Heartburn is the most common symptom of
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which occurs when the
acidic contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus.
Health Tip: Strained a Hamstring?
(HealthDay News) -- Athletes are particularly susceptible to
strains or tears of the hamstring, one of three sets of muscles and
tendons between the thigh and the knee.
Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics are less likely
to call an ambulance when they're having a stroke, one reason why
Hispanics are about half as likely as non-Hispanics to have a
favorable outcome after a stroke, a new study suggests.
Worrying Too Much Might Raise Your Risk for Stroke
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of a
personality trait called harm avoidance -- which includes excessive
worrying, pessimism, fear and fatigue -- is associated with a
higher stroke risk, a new study indicates.
Study Compares 3 Common Prostate Cancer Treatments
TUESDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Experts comparing three
leading prostate cancer therapies find external beam radiation
therapy to be more toxic and expensive than either surgery or a
more localized form of radiation therapy known as
Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the disorder
marked by abnormal pauses in breathing during sleep, is already
known to boost the risk of stroke. Now, a new study links sleep
apnea to so-called silent strokes, in which there is tissue death
in the brain without symptoms.
Too Much Testosterone Linked to Inflated Ego: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone makes people
more self-centered and less cooperative, a finding that may explain
why group decisions can be affected by dominant individuals,
Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes While Asleep
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
it may be safe to give the clot-busting drug tPA to people who wake
up with stroke symptoms, even though there is a short time window
in which to use the treatment and doctors have no idea when these
patients first started experiencing their stroke.
Stenting, Surgery Appear Comparable for Opening Neck Artery
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- To open a clogged neck
artery, a surgeon has two options: either insert a metal stent to
keep blood flowing or perform surgery. A new study finds that both
approaches will likely keep the arteries clear for at least two
years and help prevent stroke.
Pfizer Recalls 1 Million Packets of Birth Control Pills
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- About one million packets
of birth control pills are being recalled in the United States by
Pfizer Inc. because of a packaging error that could reduce the
effectiveness of the pills and cause unintended pregnancies.
Science Shows How Massage Eases Sore Muscles
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Having a massage after
strenuous exercise not only feels good, it reduces inflammation in
muscles at the cellular level, researchers have found.
Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- An investigational drug
called apixaban (Eliquis) appears to be better than aspirin at
preventing blood clots in certain patients who have already
suffered a stroke or so-called "mini-stroke" due to an abnormal
heart rhythm, according to the results of a new study.
Gleevec Approval Widened to Include Rare Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug
Administration approval for the Novartis drug Gleevec has been
expanded to include adults who have had surgical removal of
CD117-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), the agency
said in a news release.
Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Disappoints in Trial
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The latest trial of a drug
called GAD-alum to treat type 1 diabetes failed to show any
significant improvement in the common markers of the blood sugar