Health Tip: Packing Food for a Road Trip
(HealthDay News) -- If you're heading out on a road trip, it's a
good idea to bring healthy snacks. But you should take steps to
make sure you and your family don't get sick along the way.
Health Tip: Promote Fine Motor Skills in Preschoolers
(HealthDay News) -- By 3 years of age, children should master
concentration skills and the muscle control necessary to make
precise movements with their fingers.
Drunk Driving Not the Only Way Alcohol Leads to Teen Deaths: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Less than one-third of
the 4,700 annual underage drinking-related deaths in the United
States result from road crashes, according to a new study.
'Western' Diet Not the Way to Age Well
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study
provides further evidence that eating a so-called "Western" diet
may not be good for you in the long run.
Vitamin D May Help Prevent Uterine Fibroids
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Women with adequate
levels of vitamin D are less likely to develop uterine fibroids
than those with insufficient levels, a new study finds.
Exercise May Blunt Heavy Drinking's Effect on Brain
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- New research raises the
possibility that exercise may protect the brains of heavy drinkers
from the damage of alcohol.
No Tie Between Light Drinking During Pregnancy, Child's Development: Study
TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new study casts some
doubt on the notion than any level of alcohol consumption during
pregnancy is harmful to a child's neuropsychological
Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless
TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- It's the day after the
Boston Marathon bombings and three people are dead, including an
8-year-old boy who came to cheer on friends during the race. The
boy's mother and sister are both seriously injured. A nation is on
edge -- again. And parents are wondering what to tell their young
children and how to help them cope with the carnage.
U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- After five years of
leveling off, the U.S. infant mortality rate is finally on the
decline again, a new government report shows.
FDA Approves 'Abuse-Deterrent' Label for New Oxycontin
TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to help curb
the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration on Tuesday said it is approving new labeling
for a reformulated version of Oxycontin that its maker claims will
be harder to abuse.
Prepared for Trauma, Overwhelmed by Carnage
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- It was an uneventful
early afternoon on Monday in the emergency departments at Boston
area hospitals. Staffs were working purposefully, efficiently
through routine caseloads.
Health Highlights: April 17, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: