Health Tip: Staying Healthy Is a Family Affair
(HealthDay News) -- Staying healthy is a family affair, and by
working together you can meet your exercise and diet goals.
Health Tip: OTC Medications for Children
(HealthDay News) -- Before you give your child any
over-the-counter medication, it's important to discuss the
medication and proper dosing with the pediatrician.
Could the Weather Affect Your Stroke Risk?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine hearing a
weather forecaster warn that tomorrow could be "colder with a
chance of stroke."
Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the 24 hours
after using cocaine, a young adult's risk of a stroke increases
almost sevenfold, according to a new study.
Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common infections,
such as a cold or chickenpox, may increase the risk of stroke in
children, according to several new studies.
1 in 14 Women Worldwide Has Been Sexually Assaulted: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 14
women worldwide has reported being sexually assaulted by someone
other than an intimate partner, according to a new report.
Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who
discovered a gene that links the thickness of the brain's gray
matter to intelligence say their finding might help improve
understanding of brain disorders such as autism and
Annual Mammograms Don't Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The value of yearly
mammograms is under fire once again, with a long-running Canadian
study contending that annual screening in women aged 40 to 59 does
not lower breast cancer death rates.
Obesity's Link to Type 2 Diabetes Not So Clear-Cut: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's a
common belief that a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes often follows a
large weight gain, a new study challenges that notion.
Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health in Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking
may be as good for your mental health as it is for your physical
health, a new study suggests.
Double Mastectomy May Benefit Some Women With Inherited Breast Cancer
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with
an inherited form of breast cancer might halve their risk of dying
of the disease if they remove both breasts, a new study
Newsman Tom Brokaw Has Many Treatment Options for His Blood Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Veteran TV
journalist Tom Brokaw's revelation that he is battling a type of
cancer that attacks white blood cells in bone marrow has triggered
an outpouring of sympathy and concern.
Health Highlights: Feb. 12, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Bob Costas's Eye Trouble Temporary, Experts Say
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While skiers,
snowboarders and skaters held viewers' attention during this week's
Winter Olympics, it was tough not to notice TV broadcaster Bob
Costas's glaring eye infection as well.