Health Tip: Ward Off Dry Skin
(HealthDay News) -- The parched air during the winter months can
take a toll on skin, leaving it dry and itchy.
Drug Might Help Heavy Drinkers Limit Their Booze
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An anti-epilepsy
drug might help problem drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption,
according to new research.
Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new way to scan
children -- and potentially adults -- for signs of cancer's spread
without exposing them to dangerous radiation has been developed,
A Judgmental Doctor May Make It Hard to Lose Weight
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people are
less likely to lose weight if they feel they're being judged by
their doctor, a new study suggests.
Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Painkillers From Multiple Doctors
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of
Medicare patients who get prescriptions for powerful narcotic
painkillers receive them from multiple doctors, which raises their
risk for hospitalization, according to a new study.
Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much sitting
has been linked to increased risk for health problems such as heart
failure and earlier death. Now, a new study finds older adults who
sit too much are more likely to be disabled -- regardless of their
Health Highlights: Feb. 19, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: