Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose Veins
(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins are painful, swollen veins
that usually affect the legs. While you may not be able to keep
them from forming, you can take steps to prevent them from
Health Tip: Protect Young Ones From Suffocation
(HealthDay News) -- Babies and toddlers are at higher risk for
suffocation while they're sleeping. Parents can help keep their
infants safe by following these guidelines from the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention:
Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Taking high doses of
iodine and kelp supplements can be hazardous to your health, warns
the American Thyroid Association.
Will New Gout Findings Get a Toehold?
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- The big toe is not the
biggest culprit in gout flare-ups, contrary to popular belief, a
new study reports.
Grueling X-Country Ski Race May Affect Heart Rhythm
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Participants in one of
the world's most grueling cross-country ski races are at increased
risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), according
to a new study.
Soda Size Limits Could Aid Fight Against Obesity, Experts Say
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Restricting the sale of
large sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages in restaurants and
other food-service outlets would affect 7.5 percent of Americans
each day and have the greatest impact on overweight people,
according to a new study.
Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults at risk for
getting diabetes who took a 15-minute walk after every meal
improved their blood sugar levels, a new study shows.
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Fetal Movement: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's
exposure to environmental contaminants affects her unborn baby's
heart rate and movement, a new study says.
Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Newer, costlier treatment
for rheumatoid arthritis appears no better than an older,
less-expensive regimen for people who don't respond to the
first-line drug methotrexate, a new study suggests.
Even 'Hands-Free' Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers who think
hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld
cellphones are mistaken, a new report suggests.
Health Highlights: June 12, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Scientists Find New Clues to Early Onset Alzheimer's
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- People with genetic
mutations that lead to inherited, early onset Alzheimer's disease
overproduce a longer, stickier form of amyloid beta, the protein
fragment that clumps into plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's
patients, a small new study has found.