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January 10, 2014

A-Fib Doesn't Mean You're Banished to the Sidelines

FRIDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting back on exercise, or stopping altogether, might seem like the right move for people whose heart beats too fast and erratically, a condition called atrial fibrillation. But that's not necessarily so.

Living a Full Life, Irregular Heartbeat and All

FRIDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Lawrence Schmelz spent a lot of time in the gym keeping his body fit -- up to two hours a day, every day, at age 50.

Health Tip: Taming Acne

(HealthDay News) -- Many teens battle acne every day, and the American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice on what to do and what to expect:

Health Tip: Performing Mind-Body Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Performing mind-body exercises, such as deep breathing or progressive relaxation, may help you feel better by minimizing the effects of stress, pain or anxiety.

It's Natural for Winners to Strike a Victory Pose, Research Shows

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Throwing your arms up in the air, raising your head, flashing a smile: your body language when you win at sports is an instinctive reaction meant to indicate dominance over your opponent, a new study finds.

Certain Childhood Fractures May Signal Low Bone Density: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of fractures may indicate lower bone strength in children, a new study suggests.

Women More Open to Weight-Loss Surgery

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women are four times more likely than men to seek weight-loss surgery, a new study finds.

Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new, preliminary treatment involving triple-gene therapy appears safe and effective in helping to control motor function in Parkinson's disease patients, according to new research.

Health Highlights: Jan. 10, 2014

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

FDA OKs 2-Drug Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The drugs Mekinist and Tafinlar were approved for combination treatment of advanced melanoma skin cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

Mekinist Plus Tafinlar Approved for Late-Stage Melanoma

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Mekinist for use with another drug, Tafinlar, to treat advanced melanoma that is spreading or cannot be removed by surgery.

Sealant Gel Approved for Eye Surgery

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A sealant gel to prevent fluid leakage after cataract surgery has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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