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Health stories for March 5, 2013

4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago March 05, 2013 Mar 5, 2013 Tuesday, March 05 2013 March 05, 2013 6:03 PM in Health
Source: WBRZ

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 5, 2013 -

A new study says children with attention deficit disorder may have issues into adulthood.

The study showed they had higher rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and personality disorders.

They also had higher rates of suicide.

Researchers say it shows the need for improved long-term treatment and follow-up care.


A common surgery may reverse damage from heart disease.

Research shows about one-in-five heart disease patients showed a thinning of the heart muscle.

A common procedure called "vascularization" improved blood flow.

The increase got the heart pumping more efficiently, reversing the thinning of the heart.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.


Better record keeping and interaction can improve the rate of colon cancer screening.

A new study used electronic records to identify patients due for a screening.

Increased contact with the patients led to more screenings, and better education on the types of tests available.

While many patients were reluctant to get a colonoscopy, they were willing to do other tests.


A FDA panel says a bone-strengthening drug for women shouldn't be used anymore.

It says there's little evidence Calcitonin Salmon works, and it may actually increase the risk of cancer.

The nasal spray form is prescribed for osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.


Acne isn't just an issue for teens, adults can get it, too.

Nearly 15% of people 30 and older develop acne.

The cause is usually genetics.

For women, another factor may be a change in hormones around menopause.

Also, moving to a new geograpic location can cause it to develop in both men and women, though researchers aren't sure why.

Topical medications can help with inflammation and help kill bacteria.


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