What to Do When Lightning Strikes
FRIDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine you're a coach with a
dugout full of Little Leaguers, and a storm strikes. You hear
thunder. Many parents dropped off their kids and aren't there, and
the school next to the field is locked. How do you get the kids to
Lightning Survivor Describes Her Ordeal
FRIDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Susanne LaRiviere was working
on a movie set in Malaysia when she and a friend decided to spend a
long holiday weekend on the island of Pangkor Laut in a type of
local resort called "sea villas."
Health Tip: Get Your Child to the Eye Doctor
(HealthDay News) -- Children should have an eye exam sometime
before their sixth birthday, even if there are no unusual
Health Tip: Prepare for a Camping Trip
(HealthDay News) -- Preparing for your next camping trip should
include focusing on what to pack. This bit of preparation should
lead to a less stressful, more enjoyable experience for
Doctors Should Steer Conversation to Older Drivers: Study
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- With 10,000 baby boomers
turning 65 every day, the number of elderly drivers on U.S. roads
is accelerating rapidly, researchers say.
Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens don't need to
lose large amounts of weight to lower their risk of developing
diabetes, according to a new study.
FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel to
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted narrowly Thursday to
recommend changing tough safety restrictions on the diabetes drug
Avandia, which was all but banned nearly two years ago because of
reported links to heart problems.
For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Day care centers for people
with Alzheimer's disease can give their spouses and other family
caregivers a much needed source of stress relief, a new study
Women Better at Remembering Faces, Study Finds
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women are better at
remembering faces than men, according to a new study, partly
because they spend more time studying facial features without being
aware of it.
Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women, Study Finds
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep appears to
contribute to the progression of heart disease in women by raising
their inflammation levels, but this effect was not seen in men,
Sleepy Men Might See Sexual Come-Ons Where None Exist
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- You may have heard of "beer
goggles" -- a sly way of describing how people seem to become less
picky about potential sex partners when they've had a few drinks.
Now, a new study suggests something similar happens to men when
they're sleepy: They're slightly more likely to interpret signals
from women as sexual come-ons.
Gene-Based Blood Test Might Help Spot Colon Cancer
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in South Korea
say they've developed a blood test that spots genetic changes that
signal the presence of colon cancer.
Consistent Bedtime Helps People Stick With Sleep Apnea Treatment
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking with a regular
bedtime helps people with sleep apnea stay with their continuous
positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, according to a new
Health Highlights: June 7, 2013
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