Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Think "skin cancer" and
blame immediately goes to the sun. Justifiably so -- though not
totally, skin doctors say.
Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Katie Wilkes was just 23
years old when she noticed a strange spot on her right breast.
Health Tip: Remind Men to Focus on Health
(HealthDay News) -- Women can help the men in their lives stay
well by encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Health Tip: Understanding Excessive Sleepiness
(HealthDay News) -- If you spend most days trying to keep your
eyes open, you may have a deeper problem than ordinary lack of
Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who have
depression or take antidepressants may be at increased risk for
diabetes and cardiovascular disease, a new study finds.
Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who gained weight and
head circumference more rapidly during the first month of life
scored slightly higher on intelligence tests when they were 6 years
old, according to a large new study.
Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Swimming pools are a major
reason why children's eye injuries increase in the summer,
according to an expert.
Potty-Training Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Incorrectly toilet training
children can lead to problems ranging from bed-wetting and daytime
accidents to urinary tract infections, so it's important to get it
right, an expert says.
Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Taking iron supplements
during pregnancy reduces women's risk of anemia and is linked with
an increase in birth weight and a reduced risk of low birth weight,
a new analysis finds.
Mind Over Diet?
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- People's views about what
causes obesity may influence both their eating habits and their
weight, new research shows.
Helicopter Ambulances May Boost Survival Rates
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Despite having more serious
injuries, patients taken to the hospital by helicopter ambulance
had a higher survival rate than those taken by ground ambulance,
according to a new study.
Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The common belief that
rheumatoid arthritis patients don't benefit from knee replacement
surgery as much as those with the more common osteoarthritis has
been challenged by the findings from a pair of studies by New York
Some Infertile Men Show Higher Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are infertile
because they produce no sperm may have a higher-than-average risk
of developing cancer, a new study finds.
FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit
THURSDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called
morning-after pill is about to go over-the-counter, with the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration announcing Thursday that it has
approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step.
Health Highlights: June 21, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Gluten Allergy May Play Role in Gastro Woes in Kids With Autism
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- In some children with
autism, levels of immune system antibodies to gluten proteins are
elevated, a new study shows.
Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age
FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- The Plan B "emergency"
contraceptive (levonorgestrel) has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration for any female of child-bearing