Health Tip: Taking Medication to Manage Diabetes
(HealthDay News) -- Medication can help keep diabetes under
control, but it's important to understand what you're taking and
how to take it.
Health Tip: How Radon Gets In
(HealthDay News) -- Radon is an odorless but toxic gas that can
seep into buildings, including ground-level homes.
Deep Belly Fat Could Weaken Men's Bones, Study Suggests
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Obese men with a lot of
deep belly fat are at greater risk for bone-thinning than other
men, a new study finds.
Long-Term Use of Some Antipsychotics Not Warranted in Older Adults: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- The safety and
effectiveness of four drugs commonly used to treat older adults
with schizophrenia, dementia, bipolar disorder and other mental
health conditions are being called into question by a new
Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with rheumatoid
arthritis are more likely to suffer hip dislocation after hip
replacement surgery than those with osteoarthritis, a new study
Overactive Thyroid May Raise Risk for Common Irregular Heartbeat
TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- People with an overactive
thyroid (hyperthyroidism) are at increased risk for a common and
potentially dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial
fibrillation, a large study suggests.
Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- People who exercise along
with taking statins to lower their high cholesterol levels can
dramatically reduce their risk of dying, a large new study
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble
TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Single-child mothers who
develop preeclampsia during their pregnancy are more likely to die
from heart disease later in life than mothers with multiple
children who developed the blood pressure condition during their
first pregnancy, a large, new study suggests.
Most Women Who Choose Double Mastectomy Don't Need To, Study Shows
TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 70 percent of women
with breast cancer who choose to have both breasts removed as a
precaution actually have a low risk of developing cancer in the
healthy breast, a new study finds.
Toxic Chemicals in Many Couches Sold in U.S.: Report
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Many couches sold in the
United States contain toxic chemical flame retardants that have
been linked with cancer, hormone disruption and neurological
damage, according to a new study.
Depression a Key Factor in Health of Parkinson's Patients: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Depression is the most
important determinant of the health status of people with
Parkinson's disease, according to early findings from a large study
of Parkinson's patients.
Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Don't Help Obese Men
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Despite showing early
promise in some animal studies, supplements of resveratrol, an
antioxidant found aplenty in red wine, did not improve insulin
sensitivity or heart health in obese men, a small trial found.
Health Highlights: Nov. 28, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Heart Drug Digoxin Tied to Higher Death Risk for Some Patients
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used heart
drug digoxin is associated with an increased risk of death in
people with the common heart rhythm disorder know as atrial
fibrillation, a new study finds.