Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics
FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of sensor
for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar levels
in the body using saliva instead of blood, researchers report.
Health Tip: First Aid for a Bleeding Wound
(HealthDay News) -- An open wound can be frightening. But
knowing how to administer first aid can help stop the bleeding and
Health Tip: Quit Smoking, Especially While Pregnant
(HealthDay News) -- If you're pregnant or trying, you've
probably been told not to smoke.
Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds
FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying surgery to
repair damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) -- the main
ligament in the middle of the knee -- could increase a young
athlete's risk for further injuries, researchers report.
Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity
FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Polio is history in
much of the world, but remains common in places like Afghanistan,
Nigeria and Pakistan. Giving vaccinated children an extra dose of
inactivated polio vaccine could boost their immunity and help
eradicate the highly infectious disease, a new study suggests.
Stem Cells May Ease Urinary Incontinence, Study Says
FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For the millions of
women who can't cough, sneeze or laugh without losing bladder
control, researchers are testing a treatment that uses stem cells
to regenerate weakened urethra muscles.
A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All
FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges
the widely held belief that light drinking of alcohol may be good
for your heart.
Dengue Fever Vaccine Shows Some Promise in Trial
THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A potential vaccine
to protect children from the worldwide scourge of dengue fever was
somewhat successful in a trial among Asian children.
Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer
FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer
patients are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease,
receive less effective treatment and die sooner if they also have
depression, a new study suggests.
Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection
THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Mississippi girl
born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and
aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing
detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream,
disappointed federal officials announced Thursday afternoon.
Health Highlights: July 11, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: