Health Tip: At Risk for High Cholesterol?
(HealthDay News) -- Risk factors for high cholesterol include
things you can't control, such as age, gender and family history.
But lifestyle choices -- factors you can control -- are a big part
of the equation, too.
Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods
(HealthDay News) -- It may seem like a daunting challenge to
move baby from breast- or bottle-feeding to solid foods.
Scientists Link Gene to Lower Risk of Lung Cancer
MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variant linked with a
decreased risk of lung cancer has been identified by
Certain Eye Injuries in Kids May Indicate Child Abuse: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians can use eye
examinations to figure out whether infant and toddler head injuries
were caused by accidental injury or child abuse, suggests a new
study that adds to existing evidence on this method of detecting
Mouse Study Sheds New Light on How Memories Are Stored
MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- During sleep, and even under
anesthesia, part of the brain behaves as if it's remembering
something, new animal research suggests.
Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander From Safety: Survey
MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of children with
autism wander or "elope" from safety -- often to pursue a special
interest or goal -- with more than half of those kids disappearing
long enough to cause great concern about their well-being, new
Fresh Blood as Good as Older Blood for Preemie Transfusions: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- When premature babies need
blood transfusions, older blood appears as good as "fresh" blood,
Canadian researchers report.
CT Scans of Kids in ER With Stomach Pain Skyrockets
MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The use of CT scans on
children being brought to emergency rooms with abdominal pain has
skyrocketed, new research reveals.
Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Steroid-Related Meningitis Cases Now Total 91, CDC Says
MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The number of meningitis
cases linked to apparently contaminated steroid injections has
risen to 91 in nine states, and the number of deaths remains at
seven, U.S. health officials reported Sunday.