| |U.S. Kids May Need More Vitamin D
Millions of children in the U.S. may not have enough vitamin D, and African-American and Hispanic kids are especially at risk, a new study suggests.
| |Botox as a Breast Lift?
Add breast lifts to the growing list of potential uses for Botox. But not all experts think it's worth the trouble.
| |Some IBD Drugs May Raise Skin Cancer Risk
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease or IBD may be at an increased risk for getting skin cancer, according to a study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's annual meeting in San Diego.
| |Decline in Fitness Accelerates After Age 45
Fitness levels decline with age and accelerates after age 45 in men and women, a new study says, but staying at a healthy weight and engaging in regular physical activity can help determine fitness levels, too.
| |Heart Attacks on the Rise in Women
Two new studies show the number of heart attacks among middle-aged women is rising while falling among men, but the risk of death after a heart attack is improving more for women than men.
| |Fat Injections Can Enhance Breasts
Breast lifts can raise, shape, and firm sagging breasts. If a woman wants to add some volume, she may need to get breast implants too, but fat injections can also do the trick, according to new research.
| |New Ulcer Treatment Better?
A new, four-drug regimen to wipe out bacteria associated with peptic ulcers and stomach inflammation banished the bugs better than the standard three-drug treatment often used, according to research presented at ACG 2009 in San Diego.
|H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Delays "Frustrating," Says CDC
CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, today voiced his frustration with delays in the supply of the swine flu (H1N1) vaccine .
|Diabetes Drug Promotes Weight Loss |
The injectable diabetes drug liraglutide appears to help obese people who do not have diabetes shed extra pounds, but larger studies are needed to prove its safety and effectiveness for weight loss, researchers say.
|New chief takes over at Labtests |
Troubled Auckland laboratory company Labtests has appointed a new chief executive to replace Ulf Lindskog, who stepped aside little more than a month into the company's new contract.Dr Craig Marshall will take over as chief executive
|Pain-relief drug combines paracetamol and ibuprofen
New Zealanders will soon find a new and improved pain relief treatment on pharmacy shelves.The new tablet, which for the first time here combines paracetamol and the anti-inflammatory ibuprofen, will be available this month.
|Recession threatens fight against obesity
New Zealanders' consumption of a harmful type of fat has declined sharply in two years, following the voluntary efforts of food manufacturers.But these improvements in the food supply are threatened by the economic downturn because
|Should ACC be opened up to private competition |
The Government will open ACC to competition after striking a deal that will see the ACT Party support proposed ACC legislation when it comes before Parliament next week. ACC Minister Nick Smith says it is the Government's intention...