With Weekly Exercise, Time Trumps Frequency
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for weekend
warriors: The number of times you exercise in a week isn't as
important as getting the recommended 150 minutes of physical
activity, a new study finds.
Murderers' Minds Seem to Differ Depending on Type of Crime
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Clear differences exist
between the minds of people who kill on impulse and those who plan
murders, a new study says.
Bacteria Infection Risk May Be Higher for Pregnant Women With Diabetes
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with diabetes
are three times more likely to develop a potentially deadly
hospital-acquired infection than those without diabetes, a new
West Nile Spraying Safe in Short Term: Study
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- California residents
apparently suffered no immediate ill health effects from aerial
pesticide spraying intended to prevent the spread of West Nile
virus in Sacramento County in 2005, a new study shows.
Health Tip: Avoid Bug Bites
(HealthDay News) -- Enjoying the great outdoors can make for
good summer fun, but insect bites can make you itchy to come
Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Medical Errors
(HealthDay News) -- Medical errors are among the top causes of
death and injury, the American Academy of Family Physicians
Mental Decline Seen Earlier When Epilepsy Present, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- People with epilepsy appear
to show signs of mild memory problems or Alzheimer's disease
earlier than those without epilepsy, according to a new study.
Teens Say U.S. Recession Was a Blow to Their Health
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teens who were asked
about their health rated it worse during the recession in 2009 and
2010 than in the period from 2001 through 2004, a new study
Type 1 Diabetes Hope: Animal-to-Human Cell Transplants
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists who
successfully transplanted insulin-producing islet cells from rats
to mice say it is the first step toward animal-to-human transplant
of islet cells for people with type 1 diabetes.
2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution claims more
than 2 million lives worldwide every year, according to a new
Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty rates remain high
among children in the United States and continue to affect their
health, education and safety, a new federal report shows.
Just Cutting Back on Smoking May Not Boost Lifespan
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- In recent years, researchers
have suggested that smokers can boost their lifespans by cutting
down instead of quitting.
FDA Proposes New Limit for Arsenic in Apple Juice
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new limit on the level of
arsenic allowed in apple juice was proposed Friday by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.
Health Highlights: July 12, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat advanced
lung cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Gilotrif Approved for Late-Stage Lung Cancer
FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- The drug Gilotrif (afatinib)
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
spreading cases of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) caused by
certain gene mutations, the agency said Friday.