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April 04, 2013

Health Tip: Ice a Sprained Ankle

(HealthDay News) -- When you sprain an ankle, applying ice can help ease pain, swelling and stiffness associated with the injury.

Health Tip: Keep Kidney Stones Away

(HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones are small, hard formations of various materials that can be found in the urine. By making some changes in your diet, you may be able to reduce the risk of kidney stones.

Low Testosterone Linked to Later Arthritis in Study

WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low levels of the hormone testosterone may be at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.

Many U.S. Blacks Eager to Take Part in Medical Research

THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are more likely than other racial/ethnic groups to be interested in participating in medical research, including when it involves providing blood or genetic samples, a new study finds.

Common Asphalt Sealant May Raise Cancer Risks

THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Living near asphalt that's sealed with coal tar may raise the risk of getting cancer, a new study shows. The potential threat appears to be greatest for young children.

Balding Men Could Face Higher Heart Risks, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- New research out of Japan shows a potential link between male baldness and an increased risk for coronary heart disease.

More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds

THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Many more American women are living with their partners rather than tying the knot, a new government survey finds.

'Sharps' Injuries Pose Serious Hazard for Surgeons, O.R. Staff

THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries caused by sharp medical instruments are a major hazard for surgeons and other operating room staff, and put them at risk for infection with serious diseases, according to experts.

Health Highlights: April 4, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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