Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
FRIDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Like "Turn out the lights"
and "Don't slam the door," being told to "Wash your hands" is one
of those universal instructions children hear every day.
Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
FRIDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- When Dr. Will Sawyer, an
infection prevention specialist, dropped off his young children at
day care in the late 1980s, he saw something most parents rarely
notice: germs, and lots of them.
Health Tip: Keep Nails Healthy
(HealthDay News) -- The condition of finger nails and toe nails
can indicate overall health, so it's important to keep your nails
neat and clean.
Health Tip: Cold Feet?
(HealthDay News) -- The term "trench foot" describes a foot
injury caused by extended exposure to cold temperatures and
Truck Drivers Top List of Overweight Workers
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Truck drivers,
cleaning-service employees and mechanics are among the most obese
groups of workers, new research contends.
Statin Therapy May Prevent Delirium in Critically Ill Patients
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Statins may help
prevent delirium in critically ill patients who were taking the
cholesterol-lowering drugs before they were admitted to hospital, a
new study suggests.
Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As a pediatrician at
Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sarah Denny
has seen her share of the life-threatening reactions that can
happen with food allergies.
Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who spend
too much time sitting are more likely to die at an earlier age than
highly active women, a large, long-term study says.
Vitamin D Supplements May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from
the chronic pain of fibromyalgia might benefit from taking vitamin
D supplements if they suffer from low levels of the vitamin, a new
study from Austria suggests.
More Prisons Helping Inmates Enroll in Medicaid at Release: Survey
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some prison systems
are enrolling prisoners in Medicaid to lower costs and help inmates
have health care when they're released, a new study finds.
Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking during
pregnancy increases the risk of having a baby with a cleft lip and
cleft palate, the U.S. Surgeon General confirms in a new
Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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Americans Eating Better, Cutting Calories: USDA
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American adults are
eating healthier diets, making better use of nutrition information
on food labels, consuming more fiber and less cholesterol, and
getting fewer calories from total fat and saturated fat, a federal
government report says.