Wearing a Cast? Be Careful How You Scratch That Itch
WEDNESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- Bouts of
near-intolerable itching are a common problem for people who have
to wear a cast for a broken bone, but you need to be careful how
you scratch that itch, says an expert in the field.
Many Smokers Still Deceived by Cigarette Labeling
TUESDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers in western
nations still incorrectly believe that certain types of cigarettes,
such as "mild" and "low tar" brands, are less of a health risk than
others, a new study shows.
Scientists Complete Detailed Map of Human Brain
WEDNESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- The world's first
anatomically and genetically detailed map of the human brain has
been completed by U.S. scientists, who said their achievement might
lead to new treatments for a number of brain diseases.
Experts Call for Twist on Football Helmet Design
WEDNESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- A new report suggests
that researchers should explore ways to redesign football helmets
to reduce the risk of brain hemorrhage after a collision, a rare
occurrence but one that could kill a player.
Use of Dietary Supplements Keeps Climbing: CDC
WEDNESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of U.S.
adults take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins and calcium,
and their use jumped dramatically over a recent 20-year period,
according to a new government report.
Donor Lungs Kept Alive Outside Body
WEDNESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- Using a technique that
looks like it could have been pulled from a science fiction
thriller, transplant surgeons can now keep lungs alive outside of
the body, giving them time to heal and allowing surgeons to better
assess the health of the lungs before transplant.
New RX for Large Brain Aneurysm
WEDNESDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- A new option to repair a
difficult-to-manage bulging artery in the brain has been approved
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.