Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe
(HealthDay News) -- Parents of new drivers can breathe a bit
easier by setting safety rules for their teens.
Health Tip: Help Children Eat Healthier
(HealthDay News) -- Want to get kids to eat healthy foods? Start
with eating a healthier diet yourself.
Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few extra cups of
coffee each month might help prevent the development of an
autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis
(PSC), a new study suggests.
Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children who swallow
high-powered magnets often need surgery and other invasive
procedures to remove the objects, according to a new study.
Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution and noise
pollution both may boost the risk of heart disease, new research
from Germany suggests.
Women Less Likely to Get Trauma Center Care After Injury: Study
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study has
uncovered an apparent gender bias in the hospital setting, with
women less likely than men to get trauma center care following a
Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A child whose mother lived
near heavy traffic while pregnant faces a relatively higher risk
for developing a respiratory infection before the age of 3, a new
Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may
help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased
muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease,
according to new research.
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who are diagnosed with
attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely
to become obese adults as those who didn't have the disorder when
they were young, a new 30-year study shows.
Many Can Blame Family for Their Bunions
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- If you've got bunions,
chances are others in your family suffer from the common foot
disorder, with a new study finding the condition is often passed
down from parents to children.
Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study
SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the condition
that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously
waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new
study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be
caused by -- Alzheimer's disease.
Nighttime Docs at ICUs Don't Boost Patient Outcomes: Study
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Although many hospital
intensive care units have a nighttime attending physician on staff
to help improve outcomes, new research suggests this may have no
clear benefit to patients.
New Device May Show Doctors More of the Colon
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new device that gives
doctors a better view during colonoscopies may help them miss fewer
suspicious growths during those exams, a new study shows.
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- The older vaccine for
whooping cough that was phased out in the late 1990s is more
effective than the current version of the vaccine, a new study
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- As the American Psychiatric
Association unveiled last week the latest edition of what is
considered the "bible" of modern psychiatry, the uproar over its
many changes continues.
Health Highlights: May 20, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Revised Sunscreen Labels Should Help Consumers Make Wiser Choices
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists are saying
that new federally mandated labeling laws for sunscreens should
help Americans make smarter choices when it comes to products that
provide the best sun protection.
Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Music can help soothe the
fear and anxiety of critically ill patients who have been placed on
ventilators, reducing both their stress and their need for
sedatives, according to a new study.