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‘Watch and Wait’ Approach Often Best for Older Patients with Kidney Cancer

 

‘Watch and Wait’ Approach Often Best for Older Patients with Kidney Cancer02/12/2013 07:00 PM EST

Study finds small tumors often grow so slowly as to pose little threat, so surgery may not be needed

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Cancer, Seniors’ Health

Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women

02/12/2013 07:00 PM EST

Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Calcium, Dietary Supplements, Heart Disease in Women

When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer

02/12/2013 05:00 PM EST

Study can’t prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Environmental Health

Should Toddlers Be Screened for Lazy Eye?

02/12/2013 04:32 PM EST

Screening one- and two-year-olds for lazy eye can reliably detect children at risk for vision problems, a new study suggests.
Source: Reuters Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Screening, Toddler Health, Vision Impairment and Blindness

Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Lower Autism Risk

02/12/2013 04:20 PM EST

Women who took extra folic acid in the weeks before and just after becoming pregnant were less likely to have a child with autism, in a new study from Norway.
Source: Reuters Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism, Folic Acid, Pregnancy

For Hospitals, Lowered Death Rates May Not Mean More Readmissions

02/12/2013 04:00 PM EST

Study finds patients who survive heart attacks, pneumonia aren’t just returning as inpatients soon after

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Page: Health Facilities

First-Born May Be at Greater Risk for Diabetes, Hypertension

02/12/2013 02:00 PM EST

Researchers think better flow of nutrients to the womb in subsequent pregnancies might explain why
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

Hospitals Report Reductions in Some Types of Health Care-Associated Infections

02/12/2013 12:26 PM EST

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Infection Control

Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment

02/12/2013 12:00 PM EST

Unlike family history, risk factors such as chemical exposure, obesity can be changed, experts say

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Environmental Health

Synthetic Marijuana Use Linked to Kidney Damage

02/12/2013 12:00 PM EST

Such designer drugs, called Spice or K2, may have toxic additives, researchers say

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drugs and Young People, Kidney Diseases, Marijuana

Women’s Vitamin D Needs Don’t Vary by Race, Study Finds

02/12/2013 12:00 PM EST

Although blacks produce less of the nutrient with sun exposure, they respond to supplements as whites do

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: African-American Health, Vitamin D

Searching Online for ‘Hemorrhoids’?

02/12/2013 10:40 AM EST

Source: Food and Drug Administration
Related MedlinePlus Page: Hemorrhoids

Health Tip: Keep Cutting Boards Clean

02/12/2013 07:00 AM EST

And use two to prevent cross-contamination
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness

Health Tip: Prevent Produce Problems

02/12/2013 07:00 AM EST

Preparation can help avoid foodborne illness
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Food Safety, Foodborne Illness