Health Tip: Lactose May Be Hiding in Food
(HealthDay News) -- Lactose is an enzyme that is typically found
in milk and other dairy foods. It's also added to many non-dairy
products, which is bad news for people who can't digest the enzyme
properly. The condition is known as lactose intolerance.
Health Tip: Teach Teens to Drive Defensively
(HealthDay News) -- Being a safe driver means learning to watch
for potential road hazards.
Everyday Noise Levels May Affect the Heart
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Even the minor noise that
fills everyday life, from the ring of a cell phone to the
conversation that follows, may have short-term effects on heart
function, a small new study suggests.
Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Study
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report positive
results in early testing of a wireless pacemaker that's placed in
the heart instead of being connected to it via wires from the upper
Eating Peppers Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk, Study Finds
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Eating vegetables that
naturally contain nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes, may
reduce your risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a
iPads Could Affect Implanted Heart Devices, Early Study Finds
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Sprawled out on the couch,
reading the news on your iPad, you'd never think you could be
putting yourself at risk. But you might be, if you happen to have
an implanted heart device.
Fatal Crashes Involving Cellphone Use May Be Under-Reported
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The number of fatal crashes
involving drivers distracted by cellphones is vastly under-reported
in the United States, according to a new study.
Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Half of pregnant teens in
substance-abuse treatment programs used alcohol or drugs in the
month before they entered treatment. And nearly 20 percent used
drugs or alcohol on a daily basis during that month, according to a
U.S. government report.
Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The red in redheads' hair is
thought to put them at increased risk of the dangerous skin cancer
melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun,
according to a new study.
Swimming Pools May Pose Hazard for People With Heart Devices
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- With summer approaching,
researchers caution that swimming pools may pose a risk to patients
with irregular heartbeats who've received implantable
Gene Discovery May Offer Breakthrough for Rare Leukemia
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- In the war against cancer,
it looks like matchmaking -- between genes and drugs -- could be an
important tool, according to new research into the genetic
underpinnings of two rare forms of leukemia.
Health Highlights: May 9, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: