Herbal Meds, Cosmetic Surgery a Bad Mix: Experts
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- About half of patients take
herbal and other supplements before undergoing cosmetic facial
plastic surgery, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Keep Bed Bugs at Bay
(HealthDay News) -- People who travel or buy used furniture
should make sure they haven't brought home any unwanted guests: bed
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heat Illness
(HealthDay News) -- Prolonged exposure to high temperatures and
high humidity can make you dangerously sick.
Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who spent at least
one night a week away from their mothers had weaker bonds with
their mothers than infants who were with their mothers every night,
a new study finds.
Technology Mishaps Behind 1 in 4 Operating Room Errors: Study
THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- About one-fourth of
operating room errors are caused by technology and equipment
problems, but a preoperative surgical checklist could halve the
error rate, a new study says.
Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Important differences
between Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute
respiratory syndrome (SARS) suggest that MERS won't prove as
dangerous as SARS, researchers report.
Lethal New Virus in Monkeys Shows Potential to Infect Humans
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new and highly lethal type
of virus that can spread from monkey to monkey may also be able to
spread from monkeys to humans, a new study finds.
Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping breakfast may not
sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests.
Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with dementia
who use certain blood pressure medications may have a slower rate
of mental decline, new research suggests.
Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium occurs in nearly
half of older patients right after they have major surgery with
general anesthesia, a small, new study finds.
Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Bedsores affect hospitalized
children more often than previously believed and most of them are
caused by medical devices, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: July 26, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Test Detects TB and Antibiotic Resistance
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new test to detect
bacteria that cause tuberculosis and simultaneously determine if
the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic rifampin has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA Proposes New Safety Rules for Imported Food
FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Faced with more reports of
illness outbreaks linked to imported foods, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Friday proposed new rules that would have these
products meet the same safety standards as food grown in the United