Health Tip: Create an Escape Plan at Home
(HealthDay News) -- It's important to create and practice a fire
escape plan at home, and to teach it to every member of the
Health Tip: Surviving With Cancer
(HealthDay News) -- After you've finished cancer treatment, you
may be anxious for life to return to "normal." But "normal" may be
far different than it was before cancer.
A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Addie Parker was a happy
4-year-old who appeared to have the flu. But within hours she was
in a coma.
Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Whooping cough cases are
escalating in the United States, and many American adults are
unknowingly exposing vulnerable babies to the potentially deadly
disease because their vaccinations are not up to date, a new survey
Stronger Statins Don't Up Kidney Injury Risk, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- A higher dose of
cholesterol-lowering statin drugs did not increase the risk of
kidney injury in heart attack survivors, according to preliminary
Gene-Based Blood Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Could screening for colon
cancer someday be as easy as having a blood test? Researchers say
just such a test is showing early promise in trials.
New Clues to Cancer Resistance From Long-Lived Rodents
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers interested in
learning how certain rodents manage to live long, cancer-free lives
have stumbled upon a potentially valuable clue: a substance outside
their cells seems to help stop malignancies from spreading.
Character Counts When It Comes to Organ, Blood Donations
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Some people say they
would refuse an organ or blood donation that came from a murderer
or thief, a new study shows.
Health Highlights: June 19, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to focus
greater attention on the weight-gain epidemic plaguing the United
States, the American Medical Association has now classified obesity
as a disease.
HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the
cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is proving highly
effective in reducing the spread of the sexually transmitted virus
among young women, new research shows.