Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat
(HealthDay News) -- You want to do everything possible to ensure
that your infant or toddler is safe, including while traveling in
Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning From Seafood
(HealthDay News) -- Seafood is a key part of a healthy diet, but
it's important to follow food safety guidelines created
specifically for seafood.
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds
MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The new diabetes drug
Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart
attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham
and Women's Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in
hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the
medication compared to those who did not.
Scientists Tally Viruses Living in Mammals
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- At a minimum, 320,000
viruses exist among mammals, according to a new study. Identifying
these infectious organisms could help alleviate disease outbreaks
through early detection -- but compiling evidence on these viruses
would cost up to $6.3 billion, researchers say.
More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Menopausal women with
asthma are hospitalized more than twice as often as men who are the
same age, researchers have found.
Pay Gap Between Male, Female Doctors Persists, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- There's still a significant
gap between the average incomes of male and female doctors in the
United States, even though women have made major strides in the
profession over the past quarter-century, a new study finds.
Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A simple test of blood
pressure in the ankle may help gauge heart disease risk for adults
without any symptoms, but a U.S. government-appointed panel says
there's not enough evidence to recommend it for routine checks.
Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial
SUNDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients who
undergo angioplasty for a clogged artery that caused the attack may
do better if other clogged arteries are done at the same time, new
Hospital-Acquired Infections Cost $10 Billion a Year: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- The five most common
infections that patients get after they've been admitted to the
hospital cost the U.S. health care system almost $10 billion a
year, a new study shows.
European Men Grew 4 Inches Taller Over Past 100 Years
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- The average European man is
roughly four inches taller than men living in Europe 100 years ago,
a new study finds.
Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Drug Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- An injectable drug that
mimics the action of a little-known hormone may hold promise for
patients with type 2 diabetes.