Scientists Map Genome for Dutch Elm Disease Fungus
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who mapped the
genome of the fungus that causes Dutch Elm disease say their
discovery could help scientists find ways to prevent tree
Health Tip: Before You Take This Heartburn Medication...
(HealthDay News) -- A proton pump inhibitor, a drug commonly
taken for heartburn, may cause side effects.
Health Tip: Don't Ignore Pain During Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- It's important to challenge yourself during
exercise. But you should never ignore pain -- a sign that you're
potentially stressing or damaging your joints.
Want to Lose Weight? Then Run, Don't Walk: Study
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Need to lose weight? Running
will help more than walking, according to new research.
Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Children from military
families whose parents are deployed are at greater risk for alcohol
and drug use, according to a new study.
Expert Pitches Safety Tips for Young Baseball Players
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Baseball is one of the
safest sports for children, but even so there are potential risks
that can result in serious injury, an expert warns.
Mental Illness a Frequent Cell Mate for Those Behind Bars
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Eugene King ran away from
home at the age of 16, the start of a lifelong pattern of drug
abuse, crime and incarceration.
'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke a cigarette
as soon as they wake up in the morning are more likely to develop
lung and oral cancer than other smokers, a new study reveals.
College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Current college athletes are
twice as likely to be depressed as former athletes, researchers
Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Women who struggle with
chronic obesity end up engaging in less and less routine physical
activity, new research shows, confirming what may seem obvious to
Mental Health Care Lacking for Kids, Advocates Say
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Many American adults who
work and volunteer with young people believe that children and
teens have limited or no access to mental health care, a new survey
Teen Boys With Enlarged Breasts Show Emotional Effects
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys with a condition
that causes them to have enlarged breasts suffer reduced
self-esteem and other mental and emotional health problems,
according to a new study.
Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Certain brain circuits
function abnormally in children at risk of developing
schizophrenia, according to a new study.
Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved
THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing dietary salt
intake and boosting levels of potassium would prevent millions of
deaths from heart disease and stroke worldwide each year, according
to three new studies.
Dental Anesthesia May Interrupt Wisdom Teeth Growth
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Giving dental anesthesia to
young children may interrupt the development of their wisdom teeth,
according to new research.
Health Highlights: April 5, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge has ordered
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the so-called
"morning-after pill" -- an emergency contraceptive -- available to
all women regardless of age.