Mammography Expertise May Improve With Practice
TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Radiologists who interpret
large numbers of mammograms may not detect more breast cancers, but
are better at identifying breast lesions that are not cancerous, a
new study finds.
Health Tip: Cramp Got Your Leg?
(HealthDay News) -- A muscle cramp occurs when a muscle
involuntarily contracts. It often occurs during a sport or other
exercise, but a muscle can spasm even during sleep.
Speaking Several Languages Might Protect Memory
TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The ability to speak
several languages not only looks good on a resume when you're
young, it may have neurological benefits well after you pass
High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Increased Stroke Risk: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women with high
triglyceride levels are at an increased risk of ischemic stroke,
which typically occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked by a
build-up of fatty deposits within blood vessels, a new Danish study
Softening Water Does Not Seem to Ease Eczema
TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Despite suggestions that
hard water may provoke the itchy and discomforting skin condition
known as atopic eczema, a new British study has found that
softening the water does nothing to relieve sufferers.
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms
TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The increasingly
commonplace decision by pregnant women and their doctors to induce
labor for convenience rather than for medical necessity entails
some health risks to both mother and child, research suggests.
Cell Phones Affect Areas of the Brain, Study Shows
TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A one-hour cell phone
conversation stimulates the areas of your brain closest to the
phone's antenna, but experts say they still have no idea whether
these effects pose any long-term health risk.
COPD May Make Shingles More Likely
TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are more likely than others
to develop shingles, according to a new study.
Supreme Court Rejects Vaccine-Safety Lawsuit
TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. law protects drug
makers from lawsuits filed for serious side effects caused by
childhood vaccines, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.