More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last decade, the number of American children who die each year awaiting an organ donation dropped by more than half, new research reveals. And increasing numbers of children are receiving donor organs.
COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly four in 10 uninsured patients who have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) actually do not have the lung disease, a small new study suggests.
Health Tip: Protect Your Sight
(HealthDay News) -- Protecting your vision must be a "priority
just like eating healthy and physical activity," urges the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Swollen tonsils and adenoids are a major cause of sleep apnea in children, and while removing them did not improve attention, memory or learning for these kids, it did help them with sleep, behavior and quality of life, a new study finds.
Study Supports Using Low-Dose CT Scans to Spot Early Lung Cancer
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Finding early signs of lung
cancer was once next to impossible, but a new study adds to a
growing body of evidence suggesting that screening with low-dose CT
scans may help spot the beginnings of disease in high-risk
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- When a classmate commits
suicide, teens are more likely to consider or attempt suicide
themselves, according to a new study. This "suicide contagion"
occurs regardless of whether the teens knew the deceased student
personally, the researchers found.
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The overall health of
Americans isn't improving much, with about six in 10 people either
overweight or obese and large numbers engaging in unhealthy
behaviors like smoking, heavy drinking or not exercising, a new
government report shows.
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The monstrous tornado that
devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday, killing dozens of adults and
children, is a stunning example of violent weather that can affect
a child's mental well-being.