Large Companies More Likely to Offer Dental Insurance
TUESDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Larger companies and those
in more populated areas of the United States are more likely to
offer dental insurance to workers, finds the first comprehensive
study on the issue.
Health Tip: Making Healthy Lunch Choices
(HealthDay News) -- Many types of standard lunch fare are packed
with calories and fat. But there are healthier alternatives that
can make for a more nutritious lunch.
Heart Health Rises With Education in Rich Nations
TUESDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A higher level of education
is associated with reduced risk of heart disease and stroke for
people who live in rich countries, but not for those in low- and
middle-income nations, finds a new study.
In Cities, Weak Social Ties May Boost Mental Illness
TUESDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Weak social connections, or
social fragmentation, may be one of the main reasons why people
raised in cities are more likely to develop schizophrenia and other
psychotic disorders than those who live in rural areas, the results
of a study suggest.
Fillings, Sealants May Leach BPA Into Kids' Mouths
TUESDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The fillings and sealants
that many dentists use can expose children to the controversial
chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a new analysis indicates, but such
exposure is short-lived and it remains unclear whether or not it
poses a long-term health risk.
Urgent Care, Retail Clinics Offer Alternatives to ER Visits
TUESDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 17 percent of
all patients who visit U.S. hospital emergency departments could be
treated at urgent care centers or retail medical clinics instead, a
move that would save $4.4 billion a year in health care costs, a
new U.S. study suggests.
Pancreatic Chemo Comparison Finds No Survival Boost
TUESDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer patients
undergoing chemotherapy after surgery don't see improved long-term
survival with the drug gemcitabine, compared with patients
receiving a chemotherapy regimen consisting of fluorouracil and
folinic acid, new research suggests.
Many HIV-Infected Kids Could Use Cheaper Treatment Safely
TUESDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- For HIV-infected children
in the developing world, treatment choices have been limited by
concerns over the possible development of resistance to drugs they
received as infants during failed attempts to prevent their
infection in the first place.
'Self-Embedding' Takes Teen Self-Injury to the Extreme
TUESDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The 16-year-old went to the
emergency room because of a painful infection in her arm. When
doctors used ultrasound on the area, they were shocked to see about
20 foreign objects under her skin, including a paper clip, a screw
from a pair of eyeglasses and multiple pieces of pencil lead.