Contact Lenses Boost Kids’ Self-Image

Study finds they think they’re better able to play sports, be accepted by peers Compared to glasses, contact lenses improve how children feel about their appearance, their ability to play sports and their acceptance among friends, a study of 484 nearsighted children finds. “Many studies have examined the effect of spectacle wear on self-perception and […]

Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women

Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest Stress may play a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say. “Much attention has been given to the role of obesity in the development of type 2 diabetes, but stress may be as important in this […]

Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Drug-Injury Lawsuits

Case involved Vermont musician who lost her arm to anti-nausea drug In a long-awaited legal decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that patients who are injured by a drug can sue the drug’s manufacturer for damages, even if the drug has been granted FDA approval. The decision, in the lawsuit Wyeth v. Levine, upheld […]

School Lunches Too Fatty and Sugary, Critics Say

Assessment urges more veggies plus restrictions on unhealthy options Despite some improvements, U.S. school meal programs are still laden with unhealthy fat, salt and sugar, nutrition experts contend. Students also have limited choices in foods available in vending machines, รก la carte in cafeterias, at school stores and snack bars and for fund-raisers, they say […]

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. Cancer harms the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of […]

New IU Simon Cancer Center Web Site Section Funded By Walther Cancer Foundation Grant

For some cancer patients, the soles of their feet and the palms of their hands burn or tingle, while others may become forgetful because of some types of chemotherapy. Patients’ family members also can feel anxious and concerned about their loved one’s well-being. Both share a need for quick answers or more detailed information about […]

New Tool Guides Doctors To Save Cancer Patients’ Fertility

The powerful chemotherapy and radiation used to save cancer patients’ lives can also destroy their fertility. Research in a new field called oncofertility has advanced the ability of doctors to preserve the reproductive health of women, men and children who are diagnosed with cancer. Yet, many oncologists aren’t familiar with these new strategies to help […]

Step Ahead For PBC

The NHS Alliance/Humana PBC Partnership, supported by Dr Foster Intelligence, is among the five providers appointed by the Department of Health to support the PBC Development Framework for Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts and practice-based commissioners. Local areas will be able to get the support they need from skilled organisations, which will help to […]

One In Five African Doctors Work Outside Africa

Latest figures show that roughly 135 000 African-born physicians and professional nurses practice overseas in developed countries. This finding, published in the online open access journal Human Resources for Health, suggests that approximately one-fifth of doctors and 10% of nurses born in any of the 27 African states are currently working in a developed nation. […]

HIV/AIDS Experts, Doctors Voice Concerns About Health Problems Seen Among Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivors

Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing “prematur[e]” or “disproportionate numbers” of ailments associated with aging, the New York Times reports. CDC estimates show that the number of people ages 50 and older living with HIV increased by […]