Health Tip: Many Seniors Suffer From Dry Mouth
(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth can cause dental health problems,
including an increased risk of cavities. And dry mouth is
especially common in older adults.
Health Tip: Don't Overfeed Your Toddler
(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers and preschool-aged children still
have tiny tummies, so it's important to feed them portion sizes
that are appropriate for their age to teach healthy eating
People May Skip Generic Pills if Color Differs From Brand-Name Drug
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in the color
of generic drugs increase the risk that patients will stop taking
their medication, which can have potentially serious consequences,
a new study indicates.
Second Hit Leaves Young Football Player in Wheelchair
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- After taking a hard hit to
the head during a football game, an Indiana high school student
suffered severe headaches for the next three days. Following a head
CT scan that was normal, his doctor told him to wait to go back on
the field until he felt better.
Could Being a Little Overweight Help You Live Longer?
TUESDAY, Jan. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new international analysis
reveals a surprising pattern: while obesity increases the risk of
dying early, being slightly overweight reduces it.
Future Astronauts May Be Exposed to Alzheimer's Risk Factor
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- As NASA sets the stage for
increasingly ambitious trips into space, new research highlights a
potential hazard for astronauts on long-range missions: Alzheimer's
Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take certain
antidepressants while pregnant do not raise the risk of a
stillbirth or death of their baby in the first year of life,
according to a large new study.
Is Fructose Making People Fat?
TUESDAY, Jan.1 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
fructose, a simple sugar found naturally in fruit and added to many
other foods as part of high-fructose corn syrup, does not dampen
appetite and may cause people to eat more compared to another
simple sugar, glucose.
Hillary Clinton's Hospital Care for Clot Continues
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton remained in a New York hospital on Wednesday, as she
continues to be treated for a blood clot in her head.
House Joins Senate to OK Bill That Avoids Fiscal Cliff
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-one hours after the
U.S. Senate did its part to steer the country clear of the
so-called fiscal cliff, the House of Representatives settled on an
11th-hour agreement late Tuesday night that averted widespread tax
increases and spending cuts that were set to kick in Jan. 1.
Health Highlights: Jan. 2, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: