Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Eating foods that contain
certain nutrients may help people with newly diagnosed type 1
diabetes continue producing some insulin for as long as two years,
a new study finds.
Health Tip: Canning Your Own Food?
(HealthDay News) -- Home canning can help you enjoy homegrown
foods all year long. But do it wrong, and the consequences could be
Health Tip: Check for Skin Cancer
(HealthDay News) -- Skin cancer is the most common type of
cancer, but if caught early, it's often treatable. Performing a
self-check can help identify any skin abnormalities quickly.
Sense of Smell Determined by Genes, Study Says
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic differences appear to
explain why some people can smell certain odors and others can't,
Childhood Abuse Linked to Later Thyroid Problems for Women
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffered physical
abuse during childhood are at increased risk for thyroid problems,
according to a new study.
Male Holocaust Survivors May Live Longer Than Prewar Jewish Emigrants
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Male Holocaust survivors from
Poland have a longer life expectancy than Jewish men in the same
age group who left Poland before the start of World War II, a new
'Retail Therapy' Might Not Be So Bad After All
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Those who love to shop are
often painted as lonely souls, trying to fill a void by buying --
and becoming even more isolated in the process.
Smart Technology May Help Kids With Autism Learn, Communicate
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Already embraced by millions
for their portability and ease-of-use, new Canadian research
suggests that smart technologies such as the iPad and iPod may also
serve as therapeutic tools for a very specific group: children with
More Follow-Up Needed for Kids With High Blood Pressure Reading
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have a high
blood pressure reading at the doctor's office typically don't
receive the recommended follow-up blood pressure readings within a
month, a large new study finds.
Health Highlights: Aug. 2, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Warns of Rare Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used painkiller
acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, can cause rare but serious
skin reactions and a warning about this danger will be added to
product labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said
400 Now Sickened in Stomach Bug Outbreak
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of
infection with the foodborne cyclospora parasite has now reached
400 cases and spread to 16 states and New York City, according to
the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report
FDA Defines 'Gluten-Free' for Food Labels
FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- That loaf of bread or can of
soup may be labeled "gluten-free," but is it really? To help the
nearly 3 million Americans who have celiac disease and must avoid
gluten, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said that
it is issuing new rules for marketing such food products.