Health Week in Review
Habits for a Long Life, the Benefits of Slow Dancing -- and More Top Stories.
Nov. 17, 2006 -- Why waltzing may be good for the heart, how heart attack care can be improved, and which habits may increase a man's life all made big headlines this week. From silicone breast implants being OK'd to a warning for the flu drug Tamiflu, get a snapshot of the week that was.
Ban on Silicone Breast Implants Lifted
In a dramatic comeback, silicone breast implants won FDA approval. The implants were banned in 1992 because of safety concerns. Find out what's behind the policy change. .
Red Meat May Up Breast Cancer Risk
Eating more than one serving of red meat every day may double a woman's risk of developing some forms of breast cancer. Find out what the researchers are saying about the possible association. .
Waltz Your Way To Better Heart Health
In a new study, people with heart failure who took up waltzing breathed better, exercised longer, and generally felt better. Dancing boosted heart health just as much as exercise -- and may even have an edge. .
How a Man Can Survive to 85 -- or More
What's the secret to achieving a healthy old age? Researchers say there is no single thing. But if you're a middle-aged man, you can significantly improve your odds. How? .
Experts Call for Speedier Care After Heart Attack
The American Heart Association announced a program to speed up care for people who have had heart attacks. What are the six steps for quicker treatment? .
FDA Posts New Tamiflu Warning
The FDA warned that people who take the flu drug Tamiflu may be at risk of self-injury and delirium, based on reports mainly among children in Japan. .
Angioplasty: Timing Is Key To Success
There may be a relatively narrow time frame for doctors to use angioplasty and stenting to open the blocked arteries of heart attack patients, a new study shows. Learn why the researchers were surprised. Read more.
Millions of Americans in Pain
According to a new report one in four American adults suffers pain for at least 24 hours each month. The most common pains? Low back pain, migraine or severe headache, and joint pain. .