Health Tip: Mouth Piercings Can Be Dangerous
(HealthDay News) -- Before you adorn your tongue, lips or other
parts of your mouth with jewelry, experts say you should consider
the potential dangers.
Health Tip: Preventing Excess Gas
(HealthDay News) -- Excess gas in the digestive tract can make
you feel bloated and uncomfortable.
Programming Change in Defibrillator Implants May Lower Death Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A simple change to the way
doctors program implantable cardioverter defibrillators can help
people with heart disease live longer and with greater quality of
life, according to a new study.
Mother's Menopause May Influence Her Daughter's Fertility
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's age at
menopause may predict her daughter's fertility in terms of eggs
remaining in her ovaries, a new study suggests.
Body Temperature May Matter After Cardiac Arrest
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Lowering the body
temperature of people who have been resuscitated following cardiac
arrest may increase their chances of survival, according to a new
Women Don't Fare as Well as Men With Implanted Defibrillators: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than
men to experience complications and to die within six months of
getting an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, according to new
research that looked at nearly 39,000 patients.
Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A synthetic form of a
hormone that ramps up during pregnancy might prove to be a powerful
new drug against tough-to-treat heart failure.
Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The first reports of
serious fungal infections from tainted steroid injections for back
pain came in September from Tennessee and quickly became a national
Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Xeljanz (tofacitinib) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among people who can't
tolerate, or haven't been helped by, the drug methotrexate.
Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: