Americans Still Confused About Health Reform
THURSDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Will the new health-reform
legislation mean higher taxes for the middle class? Will panels
decide what care very sick, older people should receive?
Breast Cancer's DNA Yields More Secrets
THURSDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- The genetic makeup of
breast cancer tumors may be a better predictor of how well a woman
will fare than a tumor's size and appearance, which has been the
traditional way of looking at cancers, new research suggests.
Doctors, Patients Rarely on Same Page
THURSDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and patients are
often out of sync with each other when it comes to what patients
believe about their illnesses, including to what extent the patient
is to blame and what's the best way to manage the problem, new
Black Teens May Need Higher Vitamin D Supplementation
THURSDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Among black teens, vitamin
D deficiency is associated with arterial stiffness -- a risk factor
for heart disease and stroke -- but adequate supplementation may
resolve the problem, a new study has found.
Calcium Supplements Linked to Boost in Heart Attack Risk
THURSDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Although millions of
people take calcium supplements to boost bone health and ward off
osteoporosis, New Zealand researchers say the supplements have
little effect on bone strength and contribute to a small increase
in the risk for heart attack among older people.
Menopause Treatment Could Harm Kids, Pets, FDA Warns
THURSDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Evamist, a drug used to
reduce menopause-related hot flashes in women, may harm children
and pets who have skin contact with the drug, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration said Thursday.