Health Tip: When Alzheimer's Affects Sleep
(HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease --
characterized by a loss of brain tissue -- have trouble sleeping
and/or nighttime wandering.
Health Tip: What Should Preschoolers Drink?
(HealthDay News) -- Your toddler may ask for soda or juice, but
neither is the healthiest choice.
Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- For parents of preschoolers
with autism, finding a classroom program for their child may have
just gotten a little easier.
'Engaged' Teens More Likely to Stay in School, Study Shows
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping teens engaged in
school helps reduce their risk of behavior problems, substance use
and dropping out, according to a new study.
Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Poor children are more
likely than their wealthier counterparts to smoke cigarettes, but
less likely to binge drink and no more likely to use marijuana, a
new study reveals.
Can Some Women Safely Skip Breast Surgery?
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain breast
tissue abnormalities that raise their risk for cancer can safely
take a wait-and-see approach rather than rush into surgery, a new
In Mice, Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Longer, Healthier Lives
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new study in mice hints
that the widely used diabetes drug metformin might have
life-extending benefits beyond its effects on diabetes.
Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Using the drug
methamphetamine may increase the risk of death from a fungal lung
infection called cryptococcosis, according to the results of a new
study conducted in mice.
One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five
youngsters with asthma may grow out of the respiratory condition as
they age, new research indicates.
How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight kids may be
consuming far more calories than their doctors or parents realize,
a new study suggests.
Siblings of Disabled Kids May Show Emotional Effects
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are raised in
the shadow of a sibling with significant health problems or
disabilities may experience more behavioral and emotional problems,
a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: July 30, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Experts Call for Redefinition of 'Cancer'
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of experts
commissioned by the U.S. National Cancer Institute says that the
word "cancer" may need to be redefined to prevent overdiagnosis and
overtreatment of conditions that are often not lethal.
Diabetes Testing Strips Recalled for Potential False Readings
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Certain diabetes blood
sugar testing strips are being recalled by their maker, Nova
Diabetes Care, because they may give users false, abnormally high
readings, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Stomach Bug Outbreak Spreads to More States: CDC
TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of
stomach illness linked to the cyclospora parasite has now spread to
14 states and New York City, with 353 cases reported, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday.