Health Tip: Take an Antibiotic Properly
(HealthDay News) -- It's important to take an antibiotic exactly
as prescribed and to finish the entire prescription, experts say.
To help prevent harmful bacteria from becoming resistant to your
antibiotic, don't stop taking the medication just because you feel
Allergy Drug May Speed Up Kids' Ability to Tolerate Milk
MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who are allergic to
milk may be able to quickly develop tolerance by coupling the
allergy medication Xolair with a gradual increase in their exposure
to milk, known as sensitization, a new study suggests.
Poor Diet Linked to Early Signs of Heart Risks in Obese Kids
TUESDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity often saddles
teenagers with a wide variety of conditions that boost the risk of
heart disease, such as inflammation, insulin resistance and signs
of trouble in the metabolic system, a small new study suggests.
NFL Upsets Could Trigger Domestic Violence
TUESDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of domestic
violence rise an average of 10 percent in areas where local
National Football League teams lose games they were expected to
win, a new study says.
Tamoxifen May Offer Long-Term Heart, Cancer Protection
TUESDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the breast cancer
drug tamoxifen for the recommended five years protects women from
breast cancer recurrence better than a two-year course of the drug
and it also shields some women from cardiovascular disease, new
Steroid May Help Cut Pneumonia Risk After Brain Trauma
TUESDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- The serious and sometimes
deadly risk that hospitalized traumatic brain injury patients will
develop pneumonia can be reduced by pre-treatment with the steroid
hydrocortisone, new French research suggests.
Study: Infrequent Sex Can Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Death
TUESDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who engage in
physical activity only once in a while -- and that includes sex --
have a higher risk of suffering a heart attack or sudden cardiac
death, at least in the one or two hours right after they've exerted
themselves, experts say.