Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Manicure and Pedicure
(HealthDay News) -- If you want to treat yourself to manicure
and pedicure, taking a few precautions can help keep nails healthy
and prevent infection.
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in Shopping Carts
(HealthDay News) -- Shopping cart accidents are a major cause of
injuries among young children.
No Link Found Between Low Sperm Count, Birth Defects
SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a low sperm
count doesn't seem to determine whether a man's children will be
born with birth defects, a new study indicates.
Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds
MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A single blow to the
belly or side while playing a sport can result in a significant
kidney injury, a new study shows.
Heat Waves Could Worsen COPD Symptoms, Study Suggests
SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As air temperatures
rise, so too may the symptoms of the chronic respiratory illness
COPD, a new study suggests.
Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women
exposed to fine particle air pollution during the second trimester
of pregnancy may be at greater risk for developing asthma in early
childhood, according to a new study.
Blood Infections Play Role in Up to Half of Hospital Deaths: Study
SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bloodstream infections
-- also known as sepsis -- occur in about 10 percent of hospital
patients in the United States but contribute to as many as half of
all hospital deaths, a new study says.
'Sterile' Urine May Be a Myth
MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people have heard
that human urine is devoid of germs, but a new study seems to
question that idea.
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Poorer Survival for Heart Failure Patients
SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests
that the use of sleeping pills greatly increases the risk of
serious heart problems and death in people with heart failure.
More Evidence Ties Poor Sleep to Obesity in Kids
MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who get
too little sleep are more likely than others to be obese by age 7,
according to a new study.
Removal of Faulty Mesh for Incontinence May Not Improve Women's Symptoms
MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removal of vaginal mesh
-- a device implanted to help support a woman's pelvic organs --
won't necessarily improve side effects such as pain and
incontinence related to the device, suggests the mixed results from
a pair of new studies.
Dogs May Help Spot Human Prostate Cancers, Study Finds
SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs can be trained to
sniff out evidence of prostate cancer in human urine with
near-perfect accuracy, Italian researchers report.
Experts Debate Value of Self-Exam for Testicular Cancer
SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's
worthwhile for men to examine themselves for testicular cancer
seems to depend on whom you ask.
Botox Might Help Treat Bladder Disorders
SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many still think of
Botox as a wrinkle smoother, but new research shows the toxin's
growing list of medical uses now includes the treatment of two
common causes of urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence.
Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Ease Asthma
SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements
do little to help control asthma, a new study found, although they
might help cut the level of medication some patients need.
Urine Test May Help Spot Dangerous Blood Clots
SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've
created a simple urine test that detects the presence of dangerous
blood clots in the lungs more accurately than the current blood
2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease
SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of drugs offers
new hope to patients with a progressive, fatal disease that robs
their breath by scarring the lungs, according to clinical trial
Pancreatic Cancer Will Be 2nd Deadliest Cancer by 2030: Study
MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is
set to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by
2030, new research predicts.
Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus, CDC Reports
SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A third U.S. man --
from Illinois -- has tested positive for the MERS virus but shows
no signs of the illness, federal health officials reported
Health Highlights: May 19, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: