Health Tip: Curb Late-Night Snacking
(HealthDay News) -- Late-night snacking may be more about
boredom and less about hunger, experts say.
Health Tip: Take Antibiotics Only When Needed
(HealthDay News) -- The more you take an antibiotic
unnecessarily, the more likely bacteria can adapt and become
resistant to the drug.
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The overall death rate for
cancer in the United States has dropped by at least one-fifth over
the past two decades, according to new statistics from the American
Buy Breast Pumps With Caution, FDA Says
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are
breast-feeding should take precautions when deciding what type of
breast pump to use, particularly if they are considering buying or
renting a used or second-hand pump, according to a new report from
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Pictures Speak Louder Than Words on Cigarette Labeling
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco warning labels
that include graphic pictures of the health consequences of smoking
are more effective than text-only warnings among all groups of
smokers, according to a new study.
U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. lung cancer death
rates are higher among blacks than whites, and highest among blacks
who live in the most segregated counties, a new study finds.
Migraine Sufferers Stigmatized Because of Their Condition: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from
frequent migraines are stigmatized in much the same way as people
with epilepsy are, new research suggests.
Cases of Rare But Deadly Encephalitis Rising Among Kids, Report Finds
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Although still rare, the
extremely serious disease known as Eastern equine encephalitis may
be affecting more people than before.
FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has approved a novel type of flu vaccine, the agency
Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Flublock Approved to Prevent Seasonal Flu
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Flublock, a new vaccine
that uses recombinant DNA technology to prevent the flu, has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people aged
18 to 49.