Health Tip: Will Cardiac Rehab Help?
(HealthDay News) -- If you've recently had a heart attack,
coronary bypass, heart failure or heart transplant, your doctor may
have recommended cardiac rehabilitation.
Health Tip: Some Shouldn't Get a Chickenpox Vaccine
(HealthDay News) -- The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine can help
protect many people from the virus. But it's not recommended for
Study Supports Use of 'Brain Stents' for Certain Stroke Patients
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Certain stroke patients
might benefit from angioplasty and the placement of artery-opening
stents in brain blood vessels, a new study suggests.
Porcupine Quill Could Foster New Medical Devices
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Studying porcupine quills
could lead to the development of new medical devices, researchers
Loneliness May Boost Odds of Dementia
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly people who feel
lonely are at increased risk for dementia, according to a new
Secondhand Smoke Puts Children at Risk for Meningitis
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand
smoke -- during their mother's pregnancy or later in the home --
greatly increases children's risk of invasive meningococcal
disease, according to a new evidence review.
Common Heart Drug Might Dampen Some Autism Symptoms
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A medication typically
prescribed to control high blood pressure that's commonly referred
to as a water pill may ease some of the symptoms of autism,
Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that
physically active people are likely to live several years longer
than inactive people.
Coffee May Lower Risk of Death From Mouth Cancer: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink more than
four cups of caffeinated coffee daily could significantly reduce
their risk of death from certain forms of cancer, according to a
new study from the American Cancer Society.
Women Far More Likely to Live to 100 Than Men: U.S. Census
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Women stand a much better
chance of becoming centenarians than men do, a new U.S. Census
Bureau report shows.
Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2012
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