Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Umbilical Cord
(HealthDay News) -- Baby's umbilical cord stump needs special
care until it falls off -- usually within eight weeks of birth.
Health Tip: Help Tame Rosacea Flares
(HealthDay News) -- The heat of a barbecue grill can make
rosacea flare, but taking a few precautions can help you tame
Black Kids With Diabetes Less Likely to Get Eye Exams
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Black American children
with the greatest risk for an eye disease caused by type 1 diabetes
are the least likely to have received an eye exam, a new study
Sleep Apnea Treatment Eases Nightmares in Vets With PTSD: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- For military veterans
suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep apnea,
treatment with continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP,
reduces their nightmares, a new study finds.
Tylenol-Induced Liver Failure Presents Own Set of Problems: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- People with liver failure
caused by an overdose of acetaminophen (Tylenol) have poorer health
than patients whose liver failure was caused by other problems, a
new study finds.
No Benefit to Community-Wide Dementia Screening: Review
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that
community-wide screening for dementia results in any emotional,
clinical or economic benefits, new research indicates.
Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Failure to take blood
pressure-lowering medicines as directed greatly increases the risk
of stroke and death in patients with high blood pressure, a new
Memory Worries May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who notice
new problems with balancing the checkbook or reading the newspaper
may be at increased risk of dementia in the coming years, according
to four new studies.
Smokers' Cell Damage Exists Even If Tests Miss It, Study Says
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Even if medical tests are
normal, smokers whose lungs appear healthy may still have damaged
airway cells with characteristics similar to cells found in
aggressive lung cancer, a new study indicates.
Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Disability as You Age
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Older people with vitamin
D deficiency may struggle with daily physical activities such as
dressing or climbing stairs, a new study shows.
Experts Urge Caution As Heat, Humidity Blanket Much of U.S.
TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- High humidity and
temperatures in the 90s could test the endurance of millions of
Americans in the eastern and central parts of the country for days
to come, experts warn.
Chemicals in Carpets, Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a class of
chemicals used to make a wide range of consumer products can cause
changes in thyroid function, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: July 17, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
States Boosting Efforts Against Distracted Driving: Report
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- More states are
implementing education and enforcement efforts to combat
cellphone-linked distracted driving, a new report finds.