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.
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.