COPD Deaths Highest in Rural, Poor Areas: CDC
FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more common in rural or
poor areas, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.
Symptoms of Ankle Fracture
(HealthDay News) -- An ankle injury may be difficult to diagnose
as a sprain or fracture, but any obvious ankle injury should be
evaluated by a doctor.
Health Tip: What's Behind a Sore Throat?
(HealthDay News) -- A sore throat is among the most common
medical maladies. But it shouldn't be ignored, since a sore throat
could represent a harmless problem or a serious illness such as
Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Older people with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at greater risk for plaque
formation in the carotid artery, the large artery in the neck that
carries blood to the brain, according to a new study.
Is 'Sex Addiction' Real? Some Experts Say So
FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- In recent years, media
reports of celebrities -- usually men -- citing "sex addiction" as
the reason they've been unfaithful have made headlines.
Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows
FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The same low-dose baby
aspirin millions take to stave off heart attacks and strokes may
also help put the brakes on age-related mental decline, a new study
Hurricane Sandy Has East Coast in Its Crosshairs
FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Hurricane Sandy continues to
bear down on the East Coast of the United States, with the latest
forecasts predicting a direct hit to mid-Atlantic or northeastern
states early next week.
Swallowing Nasal Sprays, Eye Drops Can Harm Kids, FDA Warns
FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter eye drops
or nasal decongestant sprays can pose a serious health threat to
children who swallow them and should be kept out of the reach of
kids at all times, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.