Health Tip: Caregivers, Don't Ignore Your Own Health
(HealthDay News) -- Caring for someone else during a serious
illness can take a lot out of you. The American Academy of Family
Physicians says it's important to take care of yourself as you care
for someone else.
Some College Athletes More Prone to GI Disorders
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes who play
high-intensity sports such as crew, lacrosse and swimming are at
greater risk for gastrointestinal disorders than other students and
athletes their own age, new research suggests.
Gastric Bypass May Help Prevent Heart Disease in Teens: Study
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who undergo Roux-en-Y
gastric bypass surgery show improvement in biochemical cardiac risk
factors, but teens that have the procedure may realize even greater
heart health benefits, according to new research.
Scan Technology Tied to Overtreatment of Clots in Lungs
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Overdiagnosis and
overtreatment of pulmonary embolism is a problem in the United
States due to the large increase in the use of computed tomography
pulmonary angiography (CTPA), a new study suggests.
Popular Heartburn Meds May Boost Fracture Risk
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Reinforcing U.S. health
officials' concerns, new Korean research suggests that long-term
use of popular heartburn drugs such as Prilosec, Prevacid and
Nexium is linked to an increased risk of fractures.
Gay Men More Likely to Have Had Cancer
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
homosexual men are twice as likely as other males to have been
diagnosed with and then survive a cancer, shining a light on the
unique medical risks that gay people may face.
S. Korean Study Suggests Autism Rate May Be Much Higher
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated one in 38 South
Korean children -- or 2.6 percent -- has an autism spectrum
disorder, a new study says -- figures that experts believe could be
similar in the United States.
Little Evidence That Diet, Lifestyle Cuts Alzheimer's Risk
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Numerous studies have
attempted to link specific behaviors and health conditions to the
onset of Alzheimer's disease, but scientists still can't say for
sure that anything you do or don't do will prevent the brain
disorder, according to a new U.S. review of recent research.
After Heart Attack, Certain Painkillers May Raise Risk for Recurrence
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- People with a history of heart
attack are at increased risk of suffering another attack or dying
after even a week of taking certain types of prescription and
over-the-counter painkillers, including Advil, Motrin or Voltarin,
a large new study suggests.