Brain Changes in MS May Spur Depression
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Brain atrophy may be a
major reason why the lifetime risk of depression in multiple
sclerosis patients is as high as 50 percent, new research
Best Option for Rotator Cuff Tear May Vary by Patient
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries to the shoulder's
rotator cuff are treatable, but it's not clear whether surgery or
non-surgical treatments -- such as rest, exercise and medications
-- are the best approach, researchers say.
Suicide Barriers on Bridges May Send Jumpers Elsewhere
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- While they're effective at
specific locations, suicide barriers on bridges may fail to reduce
overall rates of people jumping to their death because jumpers may
go elsewhere to commit suicide, Canadian researchers have
Research Sheds Light on How Herpes Virus Invades Cells
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists believe
they are getting closer to understanding how the herpes simplex
virus invades cells, potentially providing a target for new drugs
to fight the virus, researchers say.
Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- The record-breaking heat
wave scorching many parts of the United States is likely to last
through the weekend, taxing people's health and utility companies'
ability to keep the lights and air conditioning and fans up and
Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- The lung function tests
used to diagnose conditions like asthma may need to be adjusted to
account for differences in patients' genetic ancestry, a new study
Lady Gaga-Inspired Lens Fad Draws Warning From Eye Docs
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Cosmetic contact lenses
that give wearers an exaggerated "doe-eyed" look are "an emerging
and potentially dangerous trend among teenagers and young adults,"
the American Academy of Ophthalmology warned in a statement
Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home May Help Keep It Low
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- With proper training,
people with high blood pressure may be able to control it more
effectively on their own at home than through conventional methods,
British researchers contend.
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report
WEDNESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- The number of deaths due
to cancer continues to decline in the United States, according to
new statistics from the American Cancer Society.