Health Tip: Test Your Food Thermometer
(HealthDay News) -- Your food thermometer is an important tool
for making sure your food is safe, but there are no guarantees that
it's working properly.
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Canker Sores
(HealthDay News) -- Canker sores are painful ulcers that form
inside the mouth. While they're not contagious, they can impede
eating and speaking.
Smoggy Days May Raise Your Odds for Burst Appendix
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Add another possible
health woe to the negative effects of air pollution: A new study
suggests that the risk of a burst appendix rises on smoggy
Number of Nerve Fibers Near Prostate Tumor Tied to Aggressiveness
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Nerves may play an
important role in both the development and spread of prostate
cancer, a new study suggests.
Today's 90-Somethings Seem Sharper Than Predecessors
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- People in their 90s today
are mentally sharper than those who were in their 90s a decade ago,
a new study contends.
Recession May Have Boosted Teens' Social Consciousness
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Concern for other people
and the environment rose among American teens during the recent
recession, a new study indicates.
Is U.S. Health-Care Reform on Track for 2014?
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- At the heart of President
Barack Obama's sweeping yet controversial health-reform law is the
largest expansion of health insurance in decades, and it's set to
take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. But some observers wonder whether it
will get off the ground as scheduled.
Scientists Use HIV to 'Cure' 2 Rare Genetic Diseases
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Turning a medical foe into
a therapeutic friend, Italian scientists say they used a piece of
HIV to cure two rare genetic diseases affecting children.
Country Singer Randy Travis Suffers a Stroke
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Country music star Randy
Travis suffered a stroke Wednesday night following a viral heart
infection he was first hospitalized for on Sunday.
Smoking Plus Heavy Drinking May Accelerate Mental Decline
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Lighting up a cigarette
and having a few cocktails often go hand in hand, but according to
a new study, this common combination may wreak havoc on a person's
Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines given to infants
to prevent blood and ear infections also seem to protect older
people from pneumonia, a new study indicates.
Health Highlights: July 11, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Later Clamping of Umbilical Cord May Benefit Newborns: Study
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be clamping
umbilical cords too soon after a baby's birth, according to a new
Youth Murder Rate Hits 30-Year Low: CDC
THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- The murder rate among
children and young adults has hit a 30-year low, U.S. health
officials reported Thursday.