Hepatitis: The Hidden Hazard
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Of all the diseases people
worry about getting, viral hepatitis is usually way down on the
list. Most often it's thought of as a disease that affects only
drug addicts or the sexually promiscuous. Though those groups are
at higher risk, almost anyone can contract hepatitis.
One Man's Harrowing Battle With Hepatitis C
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Ted Adamson's liver had been
so ravaged by the hepatitis C virus that he was nearly at the point
of needing a liver transplant. Yet he had no symptoms. None. He
didn't even feel tired.
Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby's Eyesight: Review
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A new review of studies
finds that supplementing infant formula with omega-3 fatty acids in
an effort to strengthen babies' eyesight does appear to benefit
early vision development.
Health Tip: If You've Got Food Allergies
(HealthDay News) -- Before you visit any holiday buffet, be
careful if you have a food allergy.
Health Tip: What's Behind Your Nosebleed
(HealthDay News) -- Nosebleeds affect one in seven people during
their lives, the American Academy of Otolaryngology says. They're
most common among people aged 2-10, and aged 50-80.
Inconsistency Seen in Safety Labeling for Generic Drugs
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- More than two-thirds of
generic drugs in the United States have safety warning labels that
differ from the equivalent brand-name drugs, a new study finds.
Mealworms: The Next High-Protein Food Source?
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- They'll never replace the
traditional Christmas ham, but mealworms (beetle larvae) may
someday offer an environmentally friendly alternative to meat, a
new study suggests.
Nearly 50 Million Couples Worldwide Report Infertility
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- There's been little change
in global rates of infertility over the past 20 years, according to
a new study.
Preventable Surgical Errors Continue to Occur: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- At least 4,000 surgical
errors called "never events" occur in the United States each year,
according to a new study.
Children of Older Parents With Cancer May Be at Risk, Too
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Children of parents
diagnosed with cancer when they're old are at increased risk for
certain types of cancer, a new study suggests.
Many Primary-Care Doctors Want Help Treating Obesity
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Only 44 percent of
primary-care doctors say they've helped obese patients lose weight,
and many believe that nutritionists and dietitians are the most
qualified care providers for these patients, researchers have
Mass Murders: Why Us? Why the U.S.?
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The recent rash of mass
shootings is raising pointed questions about why America is
experiencing such carnage. And, while the answers are complex,
policymakers are capitalizing on public fervor over last week's
massacre in Newtown, Conn., to muster support for new initiatives
to prevent future tragedies.
Health Highlights: Dec. 21, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Panel Recommends Against 1st Drug for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory committee on Thursday recommended against
approval of the first proposed drug to treat chronic fatigue