Exhausting Surf Rescues Don't Affect Lifeguards' CPR Skills
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- An exhausting emergency rescue of someone in surf far from shore doesn't affect a lifeguard's ability to carry out lifesaving CPR, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure
(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure gets all of the attention, but very low blood pressure can be just as dangerous, experts say.
Health Tip: Sunburn Usually Damages Skin
(HealthDay News) -- While there's no such thing as a safe sunburn or tan, some cases can damage the skin permanently.
Study Finds 'Inconsistent' Care for Pregnant Women With Depression
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with depression receive inconsistent treatment and, as a result, may spend more time in the hospital before their babies are born, a new study finds.
Athletes May Benefit From Shorter, Less Intense Warm-Ups
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Most athletes will attest to the importance of warming up before a competition, but warm-ups that are too rigorous can hurt an athlete's performance, a new study indicates.
Extreme Dieting Often Lasts From Early Teens to Adulthood
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting and disordered eating that begin in adolescence often continue into young adulthood, a new study finds.
Even One Glass of Beer, Wine Boosts Car Crash Risk: Study
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking even a single glass of beer or wine can raise blood-alcohol concentrations enough to increase the chances of being seriously injured or dying in a crash for those who choose to get behind the wheel, a new study suggests.
Drug Use May Play Role in 25% of Driver Deaths, Study Finds
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Among U.S. drivers who died in a car crash, about one in four tested positive for drugs, a new study has found.
More Autism Diagnoses in High-Tech Areas, Study Finds
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Autism experts have long noted that they meet a lot of engineers and computer programmers who have autistic children compared to, say, salespeople. A new study suggests there may be merit to those observations.
Stress May Worsen Lung Function in Kids Breathing Dirty Air
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live in stress-filled homes experience more air pollution-related lung damage than kids in less stressful environments, a new study finds.
Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Inflammation, Disease Risk
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- The health benefits of gastric bypass surgery may go beyond helping people lose weight, new research suggests.
'Sexting' Common for Those Who Cheat: Study
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that the practice of "sexting" -- sending salacious texts or nude photos over the Internet -- is now a key tool for Americans bent on infidelity.
Lifestyle Changes Might Alter Breast Cancer Rates
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, drinking less alcohol and getting more exercise could lead to a substantial reduction in breast cancer cases across an entire population, according to a new model that estimates the impact of these modifiable risk factors.
Snacking Totals a Quarter of Daily Calories for Many
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Snacking accounts for 25 percent of the calories consumed by Americans each day and beverages account for half of those snacking calories, a new study indicates.
Health Highlights: June 24, 2011
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs
FRIDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should use the anemia drugs Procrit, Epogen and Aranesp more cautiously in patients with chronic kidney disease, U.S. health officials said Friday.