Bottled Teas May Not Deliver on Antioxidants

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- When you buy a bottled tea, you may not be getting the health boost you expect.

Scientists Shock Spuds in Bid to Boost Antioxidants

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Giving potatoes an electric shock or immersing them in water and exposing them to ultrasound can boost their levels of healthful antioxidants, new research claims.

Scientists Create Fertile Ground for Growing Stem Cells

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they've developed a synthetic surface that makes it easier to grow stem cells.

Health Tip: When Alcohol Affects Your Life

(HealthDay News) -- When alcohol adversely affects your relationships, your work or your home life, it's time to take a look at your drinking habits.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Bloating

(HealthDay News) -- When your belly feels stretched and uncomfortably full, you've probably got a case of bloating.

Could Drinking Water Before Meals Help You Lose Weight?

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Close the diet books and skip the pills. The latest weight-loss trick may be as simple as gulping a couple of glasses of water before you eat.

Initial Savings May Hide True Cost of Prostate Cancer Care

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The initial treatment given to prostate cancer patients has a major impact on short- and long-term costs of care, a new study has found.

Prior Fractures Could Raise Older Women's Odds for Osteoporosis

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who suffered bone fractures earlier in life may be at higher risk for osteoporosis today, a new study suggests.

Rectal Cancer Rates on the Rise in Younger Adults

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- While the number of actual cases is still extremely small, U.S. researchers report that the incidence of rectal cancer among people under the age of 40 is on the rise.

Parents Who Clash More Likely to Spank Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Young children raised in a household where one or both parents are aggressive or violent toward each other are more likely to be spanked, new research shows.

Hepatitis E Vaccine Appears Safe, Effective

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine designed to protect individuals from becoming infected with the hepatitis E virus appears to be virtually foolproof, ongoing Chinese research indicates.

Inner Workings of Gene Tied to Breast, Ovarian Cancer Revealed

SUNDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, scientists have succeeded in isolating the lengthy protein encoded by the BRCA2 gene.

Child Sledding Injuries Number 20,000 a Year

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- What activity involves careening down hills at high speeds without protective gear or brakes?

Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2010

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

FDA Chief Says More Egg Recalls Possible

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- There may be more recalls of eggs potentially tainted by salmonella, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday.

Clinical Trials Update: Aug. 23, 2010

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of

2002 Oil Spill May Shed Light on Health Problems for Deepwater Workers

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The fate of fishermen involved in cleaning up a massive oil spill off the northwest coast of Spain in 2002 could shed light on potential health problems facing workers involved in the recent Deepwater disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Another study has found evidence that a mouse virus may play a role in chronic fatigue syndrome, a poorly understood disorder that causes incapacitating exhaustion and malaise.

Alcohol May Raise Risk for Certain Breast Cancers

MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although experts have long suspected alcohol to be a breast cancer risk factor, new research suggests it's most strongly linked to certain breast tumor types.