Health Tip: When Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms Flare
(HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory
bowel disease that can cause diarrhea and inflammation of the large
intestine. When it flares, making changes to your diet may help
Health Tip: Slumping Iron?
(HealthDay News) -- If your blood doesn't have enough healthy
oxygen-carrying red blood cells, it may be because you aren't
getting enough iron in your diet.
Most Doctors Don't Help Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Survey
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Although doctors treating
people with lung cancer are aware of the importance of kicking the
smoking habit, most don't routinely offer this type of assistance
to their patients, according to new research.
Cancer Cases Dropped After Nuke Plant Closed: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- There were about 4,300
fewer than expected cases of cancer among people in Sacramento
County, Calif., in the two decades after the closure of the Rancho
Seco nuclear reactor, according to a new study.
Lifestyle Might Curb Loss of Height That Comes With Age
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The lifestyle choices you
make as an adult -- not just your health habits as a child --
influence how much height you lose as you age, researchers say.
ER Workers Often Fail to Ask Suicidal Patients About Access to Guns
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors and nurses
in U.S. emergency rooms don't ask suicidal patients if they have
access to guns, even though guns are used in more than half of all
suicides in the country.
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma, the most deadly
form of skin cancer, doesn't usually occur in kids, but a new study
shows that it's happening more often.
Health Highlights: April 3, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: