Health Tip: Monitor Your Blood Glucose
(HealthDay News) -- Regular monitoring of your blood glucose is
key to understanding whether your diabetes is under control.
Health Tip: Help Prevent a Concussion
(HealthDay News) -- A concussion is a mild traumatic brain
injury that occurs from a significant blow to the head.
Exercise and Weight Loss Give Brain a Boost, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Regular high-intensity
exercise is not only good for your body, it's also good for your
brain, researchers report.
Mothers' Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids' Heart Health
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who
have had weight-loss surgery and lost a large amount of weight may
have better heart health than their brothers or sisters who were
born before their mothers lost the excess weight, a new study
Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study
SATURDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking takes at least 10
years off women's lives but they can significantly reduce that risk
if they quit smoking early enough, a new study suggests.
Body Fat May Affect Death Risk Among Breast Cancer Patients
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Having a very high or low
body-mass index or high waist-to-hip ratio raises the risk of death
among breast cancer patients, but this association varies some by
race and ethnicity, a new study suggests.
'Hercules' Star Kevin Sorbo Knows Stroke Strikes the Young
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- If Hercules can have a
stroke, it means anyone can have one.
Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart
SUNDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot may help
people stay healthy in more than the obvious way, new research
Viagra Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Maintain Sex Lives: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients who
received Viagra before and after their radiation therapy had
improved sexual function, according to a new study.
Many Mistakenly Think Radiation Might Cure Terminal Lung Cancer
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with incurable
lung cancer mistakenly believe that radiation therapy meant to ease
their pain and other symptoms may cure their disease, researchers
Study: No Long-Term Heart Risks From Breast Radiation
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new study allays concerns
that early-stage breast cancer patients who receive radiation
treatment might have a long-term increased risk for heart
Docs Make Push to Lower Kids' Pain, Stress in ER
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A trip to the emergency room
often means a child is in pain, and it's a near certainty that the
visit will also be fraught with anxiety.
Millions Prepare as Hurricane Sandy Starts to Slam the East Coast
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- As Hurricane Sandy sent
strong storm surges into the coasts of New Jersey, New York and
Delaware Monday morning, federal officials warned that more than 50
million people could face historic flooding and damaging winds that
make widespread power outages a certainty.
Second Compounding Pharmacy Shut Down in Massachusetts
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Massachusetts officials have
closed a second compounding pharmacy after a snap inspection last
week revealed conditions that might threaten the sterility of its
Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Potty-Training Method Won't Affect Tot's Health: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- One less thing for toddlers'
parents to stress over: A new study finds that toilet-training
methods aren't the cause of urinary problems in children.