Health Tip: Why am I Itchy?
(HealthDay News) -- If itchy skin is irritating you, figuring
out what's making you scratch can help you find a solution.
Women in Their 40s Want Mammograms: Poll
WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. health task force
stunned much of the medical world and many women in November 2009
by recommending that most women didn't need to get their first
mammogram until age 50.
Simple Question Sheds Light on Teens' Hopes, Dreams
WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Adults often find it hard
to fathom what teenagers are thinking, but simply asking teens
about their wishes and hopes revealed some interesting trends,
Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe
WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who suspect their
child has sustained a concussion while playing sports should
immediately pull players off the field -- even at the risk of
embarrassing their kid -- to avoid a potentially permanent brain
injury, according to football legend Steve Young.
New Gene Linked to Congenital Heart Defects
WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- A gene essential to cardiac
development has been associated with a group of congenital heart
defects that cause a major proportion of childhood death from heart
Asthma Pills Work as Well as Inhaled Steroids: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- In a study that compared
asthma pills against commonly prescribed inhaled steroids, British
researchers found that the oral medications were as effective as
the inhaled drugs.
New Defibrillator Shows Promise in Small Study
WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of implantable
defibrillator was able to rectify ventricular fibrillation, a
severely abnormal heart rhythm, in all patients who received it,
and none experienced sudden death, according to new research.
Aggressive Treatment May Be Beneficial for Early Prostate Cancer
WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Among men under 65 with
early stage prostate cancer, those who have the prostate gland
removed are less likely to die than those who adopt a "watchful
waiting" approach, according to a new long-term study out of
FDA Issues Guidelines for Liquid OTC Medicines
WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials
issued final guidance Wednesday for the production, marketing and
distribution of liquid over-the-counter drug products that are
measured and dispensed with provided devices such as spoons, cups