Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away
FRIDAY, September 3 (HealthDay News) -- A 7-year-old San Diego
boy brought back more than souvenirs and memories from a family
trip to Switzerland a couple years ago.
Lead Exposure May Delay Puberty in Girls
FRIDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to lead in early
childhood may delay puberty in girls, a new study from the U.S.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has
Exposure to Violence May Aggravate Asthma, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma who
witness violence in their neighborhoods are at increased risk for
asthma-related hospitalization and emergency department visits for
asthma or any cause, finds a new study.
Talks With Plastic Surgeon Urged Before Mastectomy
FRIDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients
who've had a mastectomy are more likely to have breast
reconstruction if a plastic surgeon is part of the treatment
decision team, new research shows.
Long-Term Use of Bone Drugs May Be Linked to Esophageal Cancer
THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- People with osteoporosis
who take drugs such as Boniva (ibandronate), Fosamax (alendronate)
or Actonel (risedronate) to strengthen their bones may be at an
increased risk of esophageal cancer, British researchers
Pedestrian Death By Car More Likely Among Uninsured, Minorities
FRIDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Pedestrians hit by a motor
vehicle are much more likely to die if they're uninsured or a
member of a racial minority than their counterparts who are white
or insured, even if they sustain similar injuries, a new study
Room Air Sometimes as Good as Oxygen Therapy: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Oxygen therapy may be
unnecessary for some terminally ill people who have trouble
breathing, and could be replaced by treatment with ordinary room
air, a new study suggests.
Former Egg Farm Employees Say Their Complaints Were Ignored: Report
FRIDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Two former workers at one of
the two Iowa egg farms implicated in the massive recall of
salmonella-contaminated eggs said federal inspectors who worked at
the two farms ignored complaints about conditions at one of the
Associated Press reported Friday.