Health Tip: Need Help for Brittle Nails?
(HealthDay News) -- Brittle, splitting nails are typically
caused by frequently wetting and drying them.
Health Tip: Beat Boredom
(HealthDay News) -- Your desire for exercise may be waning if
you're bored with the same old routine.
Botox Shows Promise Against Persistent Neck, Shoulder Pain
SATURDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Botox injections, long
used to smooth away wrinkles, might also soothe chronic neck and
shoulder muscle pain, new research suggests.
Language Barrier Blocks Epidural Use in Childbirth: Study
SATURDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Language barriers may help
explain why Hispanic women in the United States are less likely
than white women to receive an epidural for pain relief during
childbirth, a new study finds.
Obesity Helps Spur Cancer's Growth, Mouse Study Suggests
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Being obese promotes the
growth of existing tumors regardless of diet, according to a new
animal study that may shed light on why obese cancer patients often
have worse outcomes than lean patients.
'Mother's Kiss' Method May Dislodge Items Kids Put in Nose
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A technique called the
"mother's kiss" is a safe and effective way to remove foreign
objects from the nostrils of young children, according to British
Study Shows Bicycle Helmets Save Lives
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more
proof that bicycle helmets prevent fatal head injuries.
Kids Who Sleep a Bit Longer Behave Better in School, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- When children can get just a
little more sleep each night, their school behavior and alertness
levels improve, new research suggests.
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Young girls who receive a
vaccine to protect against the virus that causes cervical cancer do
not become sexually promiscuous after the shot, new research
Sitting Can Harm Health, Even for Those Who Exercise
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long periods
boosts your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death, even if you
work out regularly, a new study contends.
Meningitis Outbreak Tied to 15 Deaths, 205 Cases: CDC
SATURDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The toll from the
meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections
continues to rise: 15 are now dead and 205 are infected in 14
states, U.S. health officials reported Sunday.
Health Highlights: Oct. 15, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: