Health Tip: Prevent Swimmer's Ear
(HealthDay News) -- Swimmer's ear occurs when water builds up in
the ear, causing an infection of the outer ear canal. Symptoms may
include pain, swelling, redness and draining pus.
Health Tip: Factors That Contribute to Skin Cancer
(HealthDay News) -- People who have had severe blistering
sunburns or frequent exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays are at
greater risk of developing skin cancer, the U.S. National Cancer
Institute reminds us.
HPV Vaccine May Cut Rate of Cervical Cancer 'Precursors'
THURSDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- The introduction of a
human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program in Australia led to
a reduction in high-grade cervical abnormalities that are
precursors to cervical cancer, a new study reports.
Lung Health of Police Responders From 9/11 Called 'Encouraging'
THURSDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- No long-term decrease in
lung function has been seen in 95 percent of the officers from the
New York Police Department's Emergency Services Unit who responded
to the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, according
to a new study.
Mouse Study Uncovers the Roots of Gray Hair
THURSDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- The roots of gray hair may
lie in a particular type of communication between hair follicles
and melanocyte stem cells, the cells that make and store the
pigments in skin and hair, a new study suggests.
Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Less Obese Patients: Study
THURSDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients whose
body-mass index (BMI) falls below the minimum level recommended for
weight-loss surgery may have better outcomes than those who are
more obese, new research suggests.
HRT May Reduce Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
THURSDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- The use of hormone
replacement therapy (HRT) appears to help protect postmenopausal
women against the development of peripheral artery disease, new
New U.S. Health Initiative Highlights Disease Prevention
THURSDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Good medical care alone
won't build a healthy nation, said U.S. government officials on
Thursday as they unveiled a new national initiative that will
emphasize wellness and disease prevention.