Health Tip: Reading to Baby
(HealthDay News) -- Reading to your infant can help baby develop
a lifelong love for books, and it can help your baby grow
intellectually and develop.
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Help in the Kitchen
(HealthDay News) -- Encouraging children to help in the kitchen
is a great way to start building healthy habits and teach them
Study: Electronic Prescribing Cuts Medication Errors
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals' use of
computerized ordering systems to process drug prescriptions
prevented 17 million drug errors in a single year in the United
States -- and this technology could prevent more than 50 million
drug errors a year if it were more widely used in hospitals,
according to a new study.
FDA Panel to Consider Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) - A U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory panel will weigh on Friday the merits of a
new therapy for some people with epilepsy who have seizures that
don't respond to medication.
Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People who spend hours
each day without getting up and moving around should take heed: A
new study suggests that the more people sit each day, the greater
their risk for chronic health problems, such as cancer, diabetes
and heart disease.
U.S. AIDS-Relief Plan a Success, Report Finds
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of lives
worldwide have been improved and saved through the U.S. President's
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, an Institute of Medicine report
U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Finally, some good news in
the war on childhood obesity: Kids in the United States now consume
fewer calories each day than they did 12 years ago, according to a
new government report.
Fetal Heart May Develop Later in Pregnancy Than Thought
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The human heart is not
fully formed until much later in pregnancy than previously thought,
a new study suggests.
Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Fast food fare from
restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Pizza Hut
accounted for more than 11 percent of the calories in American
adults' daily diets in recent years, federal health officials
New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Screening in Newborns, Children
THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines on testing
newborns and children for genetic diseases recommend screening for
childhood diseases but note that testing for diseases that strike
in adulthood may not be worthwhile.
Health Highlights: Feb. 21, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: