Health Tip: Medical Problems May Lead to Hyperactivity
(HealthDay News) -- Kids are typically little balls of endless energy. But for some, hyperactivity can signal an underlying health problem.
Health Tip: Help Control Crohn's Symptoms
(HealthDay News) -- People with Crohn's disease -- a type of inflammatory bowel -- are prone to being malnourished.
Fond Memories of the Past Make for a Happier Present
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who remember the past fondly are more likely to experience greater happiness in the present, according to a new study.
Too Few Teens Know the Dangers of Tanning Beds: Poll
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Many tanning salons in the United States don't warn teens and young women about the skin cancer risks posed by tanning beds, according to a new survey.
Heart Failure, Weak Bones Often Go Together, Study Finds
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis is often undiagnosed and untreated in elderly heart failure patients, a new study finds.
Vitamin D May Prevent Serious Respiratory Disease in Newborns
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements for pregnant women may help prevent a respiratory disease called RSV that can lead to pneumonia and other potentially life-threatening illnesses in newborns, Dutch researchers report.
Research Suggests 1 in 7 Strokes Happens During Sleep
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- About 14 percent of strokes happen while people are sleeping, lowering the chance that they'll be able to get to the hospital in time for a potentially brain-saving treatment, a new study suggests.
Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed children are less likely to have behavioral problems at age 5 than are those who were given formula, a new study reports.
Ring Finger Length Linked to ALS, Study Suggests
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Having long ring fingers has been associated with a lethal nervous system disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), British researchers report.
A Capsule Camera Instead of a Colonoscopy?
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new technology that uses a remote-controlled capsule camera to scan the inside of the colon may one day be an alternative to colonoscopy, a new study suggests.
Shortage of Anesthetics Reported
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Shortages of anesthetics are rampant across the United States, according to the results of a new survey.
Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Colonoscopy is significantly better than the less expensive screening procedure called sigmoidoscopy at detecting colon cancer in older patients, a new study says.
Health Highlights: May 10, 2011
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Are Coffee Drinkers Less Prone to Aggressive Breast Cancer?
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women who drink a substantial amount of coffee each day may lower their risk for developing a particular type of breast cancer, Swedish researchers say.
Chronic Tylenol Use May Be Linked to Blood Cancer, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Those who take acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- regularly for some time might be putting themselves at an increased risk for developing certain blood cancers, University of Washington researchers report.
Anemia Drug May Worsen Heart Attacks
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- People given a drug known as erythropoietin alfa after a heart attack may experience new heart problems and even greater cardiac damage from the attack, a new study finds.
Drug Therapy for Artery Disease Underused, Study Says
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than 50 percent of people scheduled to have a stent placed in one of their coronary arteries for stable coronary artery disease received so-called optimal medical therapy -- drug therapy, such as statins -- before the procedure, according to new research.
Genetic Test Shows Promise in Guiding Breast Cancer Care
TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed a new, albeit preliminary, genetic test that seems to predict which breast cancer patients can benefit from specific types of chemotherapy.