Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hands?
(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis can affect the many small joints
in the hands, making daily tasks difficult and painful.
Health Tip: Help Stay Healthy Mentally
(HealthDay News) -- To help ensure your mental health, it's
important to follow a healthy lifestyle that's good for your mind
Most of World's Adults Consume Too Much Salt, Study Finds
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of adults
worldwide, including many Americans, consume nearly twice the daily
recommended amount of salt, according to a new study.
Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage for same-sex
couples -- and the right for all parents, regardless of their
sexual orientation, to adopt or provide foster care -- is the best
way to guarantee benefits and security for their children,
according to child health experts.
Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism may
have a higher-than-average risk of contemplating or attempting
suicide, a new study suggests.
Brain Changes Could Contribute to Gulf War Illness: Study
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the soldiers who
served in the first Gulf War suffer a poorly understood collection
of symptoms known as Gulf War illness, and now a small study has
identified brain changes in these vets that may give hints for
developing a test for diagnosing the condition.
News Coverage of Shootings May Boost Stigma of Mental Illness
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Media coverage of mass
shootings by people with mental illnesses may heighten the stigma
that already surrounds people struggling with mental disorders, a
new study suggests.
Health Highlights: March 21, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
They're Cute, But Chicks Carry Salmonella Dangers
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for Easter,
health officials are issuing another cautionary tale about the
dangers of salmonella infection from chicks and ducklings.
Dotarem Approved for Nervous System MRIs
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Dotarem (gadoterate
meglumine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration as a contrast agent for use in MRIs of the brain,
spine and other parts of the central nervous system.