Health Tip: Help Keep Head Lice From Coming Back
(HealthDay News) -- Head lice are small, wingless parasitic
insects that feast on tiny amounts of blood sucked from the human
scalp. They don't spread disease, but the itchy bites they leave
behind can trigger misery and infection.
Health Tip: What to do About Corns and Calluses
(HealthDay News) -- Corns and calluses are similar areas of
thickened skin that form on the feet, often from friction caused by
poorly fitted shoes.
Rising Eye Injury Rates Seen With Robotic Prostate Surgery
TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The number of eye injuries
associated with robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy -- complete
removal of the prostate -- increased nearly tenfold in the United
States between 2000 and 2009, although the risk was still small, a
new study finds.
More Testosterone, Less Deceit?
TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone, commonly
thought of as the male sex hormone, seems to promote honesty, a new
When Adults Smoke in Cars, Child Passengers Suffer: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking in cars produces
levels of harmful particulate pollutants that are far above World
Health Organization indoor air standards and likely pose a threat
to children's health, a new study reveals.
Millions of Healthy Years of Life Lost to Cancer Worldwide
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 170 million years of
healthy life were lost worldwide due to cancer in 2008, according
to a new study.
Tainted Steroid Injections May Affect Those Treated for Joint Pain
TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The nationwide meningitis
outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections has so far been
focused on back pain patients.
Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A prescription medication
originally developed to treat epilepsy may help obese adults shed
weight when combined with routine nutritional counseling,
More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration issued warnings Monday about additional drugs
produced by the specialty pharmacy at the center of the current
Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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