Health Tip: When You're Sleep-Deprived
(HealthDay News) -- Sleep is essential for the well-being of
your entire body, including brain and emotional health.
Health Tip: Temporary Tattoos Could Have Side Effects
(HealthDay News) -- A temporary tattoo may seem like a harmless
alternative to the permanent option, but even a temporary tattoo
has potential side effects, experts say.
Assisted Conception Not Linked to Cancer Risk in Kids, Studies Say
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children born as the
result of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other forms of assisted
reproduction do not have a higher risk of cancer than those
conceived naturally, two new studies have found.
Extra Brain Fluid May Predict Autism Diagnosis: Study
TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who have extra fluid
around their brains may be more likely to be diagnosed with autism
later, a new study suggests.
Pregnancy Problem, Smaller Babies Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Study
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Premature and small
babies born to mothers who had preeclampsia during pregnancy are at
increased risk for cerebral palsy, but there is no added risk for
full-term babies who are normal size, according to a new study.
5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children, not their
parents, should do most of the talking about their asthma symptoms
when seeing an allergist, according to a new study.
No Significant Change in U.S. Women's Life Expectancy
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- There was no significant
change in life expectancy for women in more than 1,400 counties in
the United States over the last quarter century, while the same was
true for men in 154 counties, a new study finds.
Scientists Examine New Bird Flu's Potential to Spread
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- The new strain of H7N9
bird flu virus has traits that potentially could spark a worldwide
flu outbreak, according to a new laboratory study involving virus
that was found in humans, then given to animals.
Exercise Up in U.S., But So Is Obesity: Report
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Although Americans are
exercising more, the obesity epidemic continues to expand,
University of Washington researchers report.
Smog Tied to Higher Risk of Lung Cancer, Heart Failure
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence
that smog boosts a person's risk of both lung cancer and heart
failure, with even short exposures to small amounts of pollution
harming the body.
Shift Work Might Affect Women's Periods, Fertility: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Shift work may raise a
woman's risk of menstrual and fertility problems, and steady night
shifts may boost the odds for miscarriage, a new study
Health Highlights: July 10, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
U.S. Lagging Other Countries on Many Health Measures
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy has
increased in the United States over the last two decades, but
Americans are also spending more of their lives in poor health, a
sweeping new study finds.
Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- The development of what
might have become a significant diabetes drug has been halted by
its maker amid concerns that the medication raises the risk for
fractures, kidney problems and heart failure in those taking
Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- The American Red Cross is
sending out an emergency request for blood donors after a recent
dip in donations.