Health Reporter Nearly Killed by Food Poisoning
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- As a health reporter, I'd
heard plenty of stories about food contamination and had taken
steps to make sure my family's food was as safe as it could be. If
I saw friends eating undercooked ground beef, I'd gently chide them
about the possible dangers of eating food that wasn't prepared
properly. Friends dubbed me the "food police."
When It Comes to Food, Be Safe Not Sorry
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping up on food safety
and nutrition can be confusing: One day a food is reported as good
for you, and the next a study finds that it's not so healthy after
all. It also can be frightening when a foodborne illness outbreak
Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who use hand
gestures are better at problem-solving than those who don't use
gestures, a new study contends.
High-Tech Prostate Scan May Boost Cancer Detection
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- An innovative fusion of MRI
and ultrasound might be a better way to detect and assess prostate
cancer, while helping men avoid unnecessary biopsies, researchers
Health Tip: Prepare for Hiking
(HealthDay News) -- Even hiking to enjoy nature has its rules
and safety precautions.
Health Tip: Preparing Food With Less Fat
(HealthDay News) -- The way you prepare food can go a long way
toward cutting the amounts of fat and calories in your diet.
Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Glaucoma, Study Says
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea are
at increased risk for glaucoma and should be screened for the eye
disease, a new study suggests.
Study Sees Risk of Childhood Cancer Among Those With Specific Birth Defects
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Children with certain types
of major birth defects not caused by chromosome abnormalities are
at increased risk for childhood cancer, according to a new
Using Blood Pressure Cuff Right Before Heart Surgery Cuts Heart Damage: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Inflating a blood pressure
cuff on a patient's upper arm just before heart bypass surgery
reduces heart damage and may improve long-term survival, according
to a new study.
Mediterranean Diet May Help Thwart Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean-style diet
and low-carbohydrate diets may help reduce the risk of developing
type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Certain Beer Brands Tied to More ER Visits, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Five brands accounted for
the largest amounts of beer consumed by people before they were
treated for injuries at an emergency department in a large U.S.
city, according to a new pilot study.
Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Five-year-olds who drink
soda every day may have more behavior problems than kids with
soda-free diets, a new study of U.S. children suggests.
Kids With Autism Outperformed Others on Math Test, Study Found
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism and
average IQs consistently did better on math tests than non-autistic
children in the same IQ range, according to a small new study.
Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Cases in Stomach Bug Outbreak Continue to Climb
FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. health officials
continue to try to track down the source of a widespread stomach
bug outbreak, the number of cases continues to climb, with 576
illnesses now reported in 19 states.