Health Tip: Moisturize Your Diabetic Feet
(HealthDay News) -- Diabetics, often plagued by poor
circulation, must pay careful attention to the feet. Moisturizing
your feet regularly can help keep the skin from cracking and
Health Tip: Shop for Heart-Healthy Fruits and Veggies
(HealthDay News) -- Help keep your heart healthier by eating
plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Fever in 1st Trimester Might Raise Risk of Birth Defects
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women
who suffer a fever early in pregnancy may have a slightly increased
risk of certain birth defects, a new review finds.
Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting the seasonal
flu shot could provide a bonus: It might also significantly reduce
your risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study adds to
the evidence that diabetes may boost the risk of a stroke in women
but not in men.
Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of
firefighters suggests that bursts of strenuous emergency work can
trigger fatal heart problems.
MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists looking
for the origin of the MERS virus, which has infected at least 182
people since 2012, have found that it is widespread among camels in
Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Everybody does it,
but until now researchers were unsure about the exact mechanisms
behind a bowel movement.
Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel
MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy Americans
shouldn't take vitamin E or beta carotene supplements to help
prevent heart disease or cancer, an influential government panel of
experts concludes. The same group said the value of a daily
multivitamin for dodging these diseases remains unclear.
Health Highlights: Feb. 25, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Myalept Approved for Rare Fat Tissue Disorder
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Myalept (metreleptin
for injection) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat complications of leptin deficiency for
people with the congenital or acquired generalized forms of