Health Tip: Let a Stress Fracture Heal

(HealthDay News) -- A stress fracture is an overuse injury that usually occurs from exercise, such as running.

Health Tip: Eat Lots of Fiber

(HealthDay News) -- Eating a high-fiber diet can help control constipation and maintain a healthy body weight.

More Seniors Getting Antibiotics With Improved Medicare Drug Coverage

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Increased antibiotic use by American seniors appears to be associated with improved Medicare drug coverage, a new study suggests.

No Significant Esophageal Cancer Risk From Osteoporosis Drug: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who take oral bisphosphonate drugs to prevent or treat osteoporosis are not at a significantly increased risk for esophageal or stomach cancer, according to an analysis of more than 80,000 patients in the United Kingdom.

Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Loved Ones' Care

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Transplant patients who have a close emotional connection with family members or other caregivers experience less depression and anxiety after surgery, new research has found.

Many Stroke Patients Stop Taking Meds, Study Shows

MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Many stroke patients stop taking their medications while many heart failure patients are never prescribed recommended medications in the first place, new research shows.

Study Offers Support for Surgery After Compression Fracture

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- After studies last year found that a type of surgery called vertebroplasty was no better than a sham procedure in treating painful compression fractures, a new study now suggests the therapy can, in fact, ease some patients' pain.

Competing For a Mate May Shorten Men's Lives, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- In certain situations, competing for a mate may shorten a man's life.

Many Parents Fret Over Time Kids Spend on Phones, Computers

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents are worried that the large amount of time teens spend immersed in electronic media makes it difficult to discuss the dangers of risky behavior such as drug and alcohol use, a new study indicates.

Gardening, Cooking Parties Double Kids' Veggie Consumption

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Kindergarteners may be more likely to eat vegetables if they're enticed with things such as tasting parties, cooking classes, gardening and even Popeye cartoons.

Weight a Factor in Breast Cancer Risk After HRT Use

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Another analysis of data on hormone therapy use among U.S. women finds that the panorama of risks is even more complex than previously thought: Thinner women taking it showed a higher risk of developing breast cancer than heavier women.

Health Highlights: Aug. 10, 2010

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Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 10, 2010

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Colder Weather Boosts Heart Attack Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Just a small drop in the outdoor temperature can translate into a heightened risk for heart attack in the following month, new British research indicates.

More Medicaid Patients Using ERs, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Increasing numbers of Americans, especially adults on Medicaid, are using hospital emergency rooms for their health care, say researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.

Eye Disease Affects Nearly One in Three Diabetics

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one in three people with diabetes has evidence of the eye disease called diabetic retinopathy, according to new research.

Cholesterol Levels Fluctuate With Menstrual Cycle

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women's cholesterol levels vary throughout their menstrual cycle as their levels of estrogen rise and fall, a new study reveals.

Hospital-Acquired MRSA Infections On the Decline, CDC Says

TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Could American patients and health care workers be winning the war against potentially deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) bacteria?