Health Tip: Looking for Senior Housing?
(HealthDay News) -- When looking for senior housing, whether a
nursing home or assisted living facility, check for factors that
will help make the home safer and more comfortable.
Health Tip: Stay Safe at the Nail Salon
(HealthDay News) -- Whether you live in a big city or small
town, you'll probably find no shortage of nail salons. But before
you treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure, find out if health
and sanitation guidelines are being met.
High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems
SATURDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of particulate
air pollution -- commonly known as smog -- raise the risk of heart
attack and other serious heart problems, according to a new
Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery
SUNDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A certain gene appears to
increase risk for mental decline after heart surgery, a new study
Gene Makeup May Help Explain Amputees' Chronic Pain
MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Soldiers with certain gene
variations seem more likely than others to have chronic pain after
limb amputation, a small study says.
Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk
MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight teens are at
increased for developing esophageal cancer later in life, new
New Test May Spot Which Embryos Stand Greatest Chance of Survival
MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have unveiled a new
test for determining which embryos have the best chance of
Exercise May Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer
MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity may reduce
the risk of esophageal cancer, a new review finds.
Bile Protein May Help Detect Pancreatic Cancer
MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A protein "biomarker" in
bile correctly identifies pancreatic cancer and may detect the
cancer earlier than some markers in blood, according to a new
Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment, Study Finds
SATURDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- There may be good news for
moms-to-be: A new study finds that women in labor and delivery may
not have to forgo all nutrition or rely solely on ice chips to
rehydrate, as is typically the case now.
Could a Neck Injection Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes?
SATURDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A shot in the neck may
curb extreme hot flashes associated with menopause, a small new
Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A regular bedtime might
guarantee more than a good night's sleep for both kids and their
parents -- it turns out that a regular bedtime can make for a
better-behaved child, new research suggests.
Bullet Wounds Kill 8 Percent of U.S. Kids Treated at ERs
MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new study confirms the
high danger posed by gunshot wounds in kids: Hospital statistics
from several U.S. urban areas reveal that at least 8 percent of
children who were shot died.
Could Your Genes Help Bring You Wedded Bliss?
MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- One of the keys to a
successful marriage may lurk not in the stars but in your genes. A
new study links variation in a single gene to the ability to
tolerate the good times and bad times of married life.
Plastics Chemicals Tied to Reproductive Woes for Both Sexes
MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Two plastics chemicals --
bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates -- may reduce the reproductive
ability of both men and women, according to a new pair of small,
Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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