Eating Disorders, Addictions Tough to Treat in Teens
THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating
eating disorders and addictions, the path to recovery may be even
harder -- and less straightforward -- for children and teens than
it is for adults, experts say.
Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Narcolepsy
(HealthDay News) -- Narcolepsy is a nervous system disorder
characterized by sudden daytime sleep attacks, and being
excessively sleepy. The disorder tends to affect more than one
Eye Condition May Alter Corneal Transplant Results
THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Corneal transplant
rejection is more likely to occur in people who have abnormal
vessel growth in their eyes before undergoing the surgery, a team
of German and British researchers reports.
Three-Legged Dogs Aid in Robot Design
WEDNESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- The movement of
three-legged dogs is being studied to help scientists design robots
that can adapt in the event of an "injury."
Money Can't Buy You Joy
THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- More money may improve
people's satisfaction with life, but it won't necessarily help them
enjoy it, suggests a new study.
Gene Mutation May Make People More Prone to Asthma
THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma appear
to have subtle differences in a gene that encodes a protein
responsible for deciding whether particular immune cells live or
die, new research reveals.
Black Cancer Patients Twice as Likely to Die From Disease
THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Black cancer patients in
the United States are up to two times more likely to die
prematurely from their disease than patients of other races -- a
disparity linked to factors that include patients, doctors and
hospitals, a new review from the University of Michigan shows.
PSA Test Does Cut Prostate Cancer Deaths, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the ongoing
debate on the usefulness of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
blood test for prostate cancer, new research from Sweden finds the
screen cuts lives lost to the disease by almost half.
Drug May Shrink Fibroids, Preserve Fertility
THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research
suggests that a new drug treatment shrinks uterine fibroids and
helps women with the non-cancerous tumors retain their
Complications Shorten Stroke Patients' Lives
THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Complications from stroke,
such as pneumonia or a secondary stroke, can shorten the lives of
patients by an average of two years, researchers report.
Hepatitis A Vaccine Pays Off for Kids: Study
THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- The number of children ages
12 months to 23 months immunized against hepatitis A increased in
the United States, and rates of hepatitis A reached a record low
after new vaccination recommendations were issued a few years ago,
a new federal report says.