Health Tip: Buy Lean Meat
(HealthDay News) -- Leaner meat choices are healthier than the
fatty variety, but how can you tell what's lean?
Dieters Share Success Strategies
TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese Americans who
try to lose weight are successful, at least short-term, using
traditional methods, according to a new study.
U.S. Teen Births Hit Record Low
TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American
teens giving birth has dropped to an all-time low, federal health
officials reported Tuesday.
Online Tool Could Diagnose Autism Quickly, Developers Say
TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new online procedure
could cut from hours to minutes the amount of time it takes to
accurately diagnose autism in young children, resulting in earlier
treatment, a new report by Harvard Medical School researchers
Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors
TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who underwent
frequent dental X-rays in the past, before radiation doses were
lowered, may be at greater risk of a usually benign form of tumor
in the lining of the brain, a new study suggests.
EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older Adults
TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Minor changes in the
results of a commonly used heart test -- an electrocardiogram, or
EKG -- translate into a 35 percent increased risk of heart events,
such as heart attacks, hospitalizations for chest pain or the need
for heart surgery, in people over 70, according to new
Tax Day May Drive Up Fatal Crash Rates
TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- The upcoming income tax
filing deadline might be taxing in more ways than one for
Americans: A new study suggests that fatal crashes jump on Tax Day,
possibly as a result of last-minute filers carelessly rushing to
the post office to mail their returns.
U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screening
TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A leading U.S. government
panel has renewed its 2004 recommendation that women at average
risk for ovarian cancer not get screened for the disease.
Common Blood Pressure Drug Safe for Heart Failure: Study
TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Although research has
suggested that the blood pressure drug losartan (Cozaar) may be
tied to an increased risk of death in heart-failure patients
compared to a similar medication, a new study finds that's not the
Certain Birth Control Pills May Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk: FDA
TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials
announced Tuesday that birth controls pills containing drospirenone
-- a man-made version of the hormone progesterone -- may be
associated with a higher risk of blood clots and will require new