Health Tip: Seniors, Boost Your Balance
(HealthDay News) -- A routine that includes a variety of
exercises is important to help seniors stay strong. But balance
exercises can help reduce the risk of falling and dangerous
Tattoos, Piercings Tied to Heavier Drinking in French Study
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Tattoos and body piercings
are increasingly seen as nothing more than a fashion trend in
western societies, but a new study in France found that those with
body art tended to drink more alcohol than their peers.
Fast Food Is Saltier in U.S. Than Overseas
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Large differences exist in
the levels of salt in foods sold at major fast-food restaurants in
the United States and other developed countries, a new study
Chin Implant Surgeries On the Rise in U.S.
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American
women and men having cosmetic chin surgery increased drastically in
2011, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Media Multitasking Might Have Mental Upside
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Media multitasking -- the
use of more than one type of media or technology at the same time
-- may have some positive effects, a new study suggests.
Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, about 6
percent of eighth graders admitted they had participated in the
"choking game," in which blood and oxygen to the brain are cut off
with a rope or belt to produce a euphoric "high."
'Off-Label' Drug Use Appears Common
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Off-label prescribing of
medications is common, but the practice varies according to drug,
and patient and doctor characteristics, a Canadian study finds.
Surgery Rates Rising for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Study
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery for non-melanoma
skin cancer in the United States increased substantially from 2001
to 2006, mainly due to the increased use of a specific surgical
procedure, a new study suggests.
Steroids May Help Some With Sciatica
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
epidural steroids provided better relief for some patients with
sciatica, a searing pain that shoots from the lower back straight
down the leg, than Enbrel, a newer type of anti-inflammatory
Death From Accidental Injuries Among Kids Drops 30%: CDC
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Accidental deaths among
children and adolescents have dropped 30 percent since 2000 but
still remain the number-one killer of children and teens, according
to new statistics released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention on Monday.