Health Tip: Buy Healthy Foods on a Budget
(HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating can get expensive, but advance planning and budgeting can help you reign in costs without sacrificing nutritious foods.
Health Tip: Anxiety Disorders Can Cause Physical Problems
(HealthDay News) -- Anxiety disorders may be mental health conditions, but they can cause a number of physical problems.
City Pavement Affects Weather, Boosting Smog: Study
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Urban development is exacerbating air pollution in coastal regions, new research says.
Self-Confidence, Empathy May Make for Better Sex
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Could a healthy psychological outlook be tied to better sex?
Some Brains Easily Distracted by Rewarding Stimuli
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- People have a difficult time ignoring objects that seem rewarding but really aren't important, a finding that could help lead to new treatments for addiction, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to researchers.
Psychotherapists With Tidy Offices Seen as More Competent
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- People seem to base their opinion of a psychotherapist's abilities on the appearance of their office, research suggests.
Women May Be Getting Unneeded Heart Imaging Tests
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than men to be referred for unnecessary nuclear stress tests, a new study contends.
Experts Say Hormone Replacement Generally Safe in Short-Term
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if tailored to an individual woman's needs, appears to be safe during menopause, according to a report scheduled for release Friday at the World Congress on Menopause in Rome, Italy.
Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- More than 300,000 car accidents each year in the United States are the result of distracted driving due to texting, talking or otherwise operating a mobile device, yet driver use of these devices seems to be increasing, researchers warn.
Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Disrupt Sleep Decades Later
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Emotional abuse in childhood can lead to sleep disruption in old age, a new study finds.
Study May Dispel Worries About High Levels of Folic Acid
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming high amounts of folate -- through supplements and foods fortified with folic acid -- does not disrupt a healthy body's use of vitamin B12, according to new research.
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a smaller-than-normal structure in the brain that plays an important role in cognitive and motor control, new research shows.
Men Urged to Lead by Example and See a Doctor Regularly
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Men may be far less likely than women to see a doctor, but there are many reasons why they should make the effort, a Loyola University physician says.
Drugs for Enlarged Prostate May Raise Risk of Aggressive Cancer
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling for new warning labels on a class of drugs used primarily to treat enlarged prostates, because the medications may raise the risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer.
Health Highlights: June 10, 2011
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
ER Docs Frustrated, Burned Out by Repeat Patients: Survey
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who routinely turn to hospital emergency departments for non-urgent primary care are a big source of frustration and stress for the doctors who run those facilities, a new national survey reveals.
New Device Performs Body Scans Simultaneously
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- The first device to perform simultaneous PET (position emission tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency said Friday.
Heavy Cell Phone Use Might Raise Risk of Brain Tumors
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- The debate over whether or not cell phones might cause brain tumors continues, as a new international study finds a small risk among people who are heavy cell phone users or who have used them for a long time.
Chemical Found in Foam Cups a Possible Carcinogen
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- The chemical styrene, ubiquitous in foam coffee cups and take-out containers, has been added to the list of chemicals considered possible human carcinogens, according to a new U.S. government report.