Posted 12:00 PM 5/24/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income, minority parents have more realistic views about their teens' sexual activity and are more open to vaccinating their daughters against the cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), a small new study contends.
Conversely, white (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/23/2013 by Alan Mozes
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Mild to moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have a negative long-term impact on children's brain development, British researchers report.
Low levels of the so-called "trace element" in an expectant mother's diet appear to put her child at (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/22/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society, which is celebrating on Wednesday a century of fighting a disease once viewed as a death sentence, is making a pledge to put itself out of business.
Since 1913, the cancer society has played a role in nearly every major (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/21/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with specific alterations in two genes may be at increased risk of suffering depression after giving birth, a small new study suggests.
The researchers hope they can use the findings to develop a blood test that could help spot pregnant (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/20/2013 by Alan Mozes
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A child whose mother lived near heavy traffic while pregnant faces a relatively higher risk for developing a respiratory infection before the age of 3, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at data involving nearly 1,300 (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/17/2013 by By Serena Gordon
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- It comes as little surprise that college students sometimes binge drink, but new research shows that college women are more likely to drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol on a weekly basis than are college men.
Much of this difference is probably because (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s and 50s who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women who aren't depressed, according to a large, long-running Australian study.
This is not the first study to link depression with an increased risk (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/15/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People diagnosed with cancer are almost three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than are those without the disease, a large new study suggests.
And younger people with cancer have up to five times higher bankruptcy rates compared to older (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 5/14/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new combination drug therapy for osteoporosis appears to increase bone density more effectively than any treatment now on the market, according to the results of a small clinical trial.
Researchers found that postmenopausal women experienced (More)