Statins May Hamper Workout Results
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Statins are proven drugs taken by millions to lower their cholesterol, but the medications also could hamper heart patients' ability to improve their cardiovascular health through exercise, researchers say.
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Teen birth rates in the United States are dropping sharply, especially among Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.
Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- While some fast-food chains are required to provide calorie and other nutritional information to help customers make informed choices, kids who eat fast food at least twice a week are 50 percent less likely to use this information than kids who eat fast food less often, according to a new U.S. study.
CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians weighing the benefits and risks of CT scans for detecting lung cancer now have more information to help with the decision. A new analysis of a 2010 U.S. study finds that low-dose CT scans pick up significantly more lung tumors than chest X-rays do.
Migraine, Chronic Back Pain Tied to Higher Suicide Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who endure chronic migraines or back pain are more likely to attempt suicide, whether or not they also suffer from depression or another psychiatric condition, according to a new study.
Scientists Map the Fungi on Your Feet
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who has ever
wrestled with athlete's foot knows there is something about feet
that fungi seem to like. But scientists now have the first detailed
"map" of the fungal groups that live on your skin -- and, yes, your
feet are the hottest neighborhood.