Health Week in Review
Habits for a Long Life, the Benefits of Slow Dancing -- and More Top Stories.
WebMD News Archive
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
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. .
Enrollment Opens for Medicare Rx Plans
Millions of seniors have until Jan. 1 to choose a new drug plan for
Medicare's Part D prescription program. What's changing and who should consider
a switch? .
Muscular Dystrophy: Stem Cell Help?
Lab tests on dogs show that stem cells may help treat muscular dystrophy,
researchers say. Could it work in people? .
Taco Bell to Ditch Trans Fats
Taco Bell announced that all of its U.S. restaurants will switch to canola
oil containing no trans fats by April 2007. Several restaurant chains already
have made the change. .