Health Tip: Don't Take the Wrong Medication
(HealthDay News) -- Common medications can be dangerous if taken
incorrectly, or accidentally by children.
Health Tip: Wash Your Hands
(HealthDay News) -- Washing hands helps prevent the spread of
germs, and should be done frequently.
Powerful People Tend Not to Return Smiles, Study Says
TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Powerful people try not to
mimic the facial expressions of other powerful people, according to
a new study.
Kids Still Swallowing Magnets Despite Warning Labels
TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Warning labels do little to
prevent children from swallowing high-powered magnets that can tear
holes in the stomach and bowel and cause severe, life-threatening
complications, a new study found.
Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C May Thwart Liver Cancer
TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Using antiviral drugs to
treat patients with chronic hepatitis C infection may greatly
reduce their risk of liver cancer, according to a new study.
Is Perfect Pitch Genetic?
TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Having perfect pitch may
have as much to do with your genes as with early and extensive
musical training, according to a new study.
10-Minute 'Tension Tamer' at Bedtime May Help You Sleep: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Comedian W.C. Fields once
said that "the best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep."
But, of course, that's not always so easy.
3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows
MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed a
new technique to produce 3-D images of breast tissue that they say
are two to three times sharper than current hospital CT scans with
a lower radiation dose than is delivered currently by conventional
Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Records Show Problems at Steroid Pharmacy as Far Back as '06
TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- State records show that the
Massachusetts specialty pharmacy at the epicenter of the nationwide
meningitis outbreak was plagued by problems as far back as 2006,
according to published reports.