Health Tip: Signs That an Elderly Person Isn't Eating Right
(HealthDay News) -- Elderly people are particularly vulnerable
to the effects of poor nutrition when they don't eat the right
Health Tip: Reading Out Loud With Your Child
(HealthDay News) -- Reading aloud to your child is a great way
to spend time together, and it helps the child develop and
Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more fit
middle-school girls are, the less likely they may be to develop
symptoms of depression, according to a recent study.
Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing the
composition of people's collection of gut bacteria -- also called
the gut microbiome -- can help improve identification of those who
are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer, according to a new
Is the PSA Test Worth It? Major Study Is Inconclusive
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The value of the PSA
test to screen men for prostate cancer has long been debated, and a
new study of 162,000 men may not resolve the issue.
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changes to the way
cancers are classified could lead to more accurate diagnoses and
perhaps more effective treatments in about one in 10 cancer
patients, new research suggests.
U.S. Hospitals See Big Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-related suicide
attempts in the United States increased over a recent six-year
period, with dramatic increases seen among young and middle-aged
adults, health officials reported Thursday.
Eating Out Equals Eating More
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds
that people who eat out consume an average of about 200 calories
more a day than when they cook at home.
Health Highlights: Aug. 7, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
CDC Raises Ebola Outbreak Response to Highest Alert Status
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday raised the level of its
response to the West African Ebola outbreak to its highest alert
Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled Due to Infection Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inks in some home
tattoo kits are contaminated and could cause skin infections, the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antibacterial
drug Orbactiv (oritavancin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration to treat drug-resistant skin infections in
adults, the agency said in a news release.