Health Tip: Start Healthy at College
(HealthDay News) -- For many young men and women, college is the
first chance to assume responsibility for their own health.
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Melanoma?
(HealthDay News) -- Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer.
Knowing your risk factors may help prevent melanoma and detect it
Answers to Yes/No Questions Seen in Pupil Size: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- People who are otherwise
unable to communicate with others can answer yes or no questions
with a simple system that measures changes in the size of their
pupils, researchers say.
Quick Test May Help Prevent Hospital Delirium, Researchers Say
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five
hospital patients develops severe confusion, or delirium, often
prolonging hospital stays and increasing health care costs. Now, a
simple test can help predict who's most at risk, a new study
Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Urging a partner to diet
may seem like a supportive thing to do, but a new study finds it
can trigger unhealthy habits such as fasting and taking diet pills
-- measures that can then lead to severe eating disorders.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Potential for Blood Clots, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis
increases the risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots in
the legs and lungs, according to new research from Taiwan.
Concussed Athletes May Not Be Good at Self-Reporting Recovery
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Testing young athletes'
memory and thinking skills after they've suffered a concussion is a
more accurate way of assessing whether they have recovered, rather
than relying on them to report symptoms, a new study suggests.
Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Correcting disruptive
behavior in young children could help prevent them from using
alcohol and drugs when they're teens, researchers report.
Probiotics Not Warranted for Seniors Taking Antibiotics: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Giving probiotics to older
adults who are prescribed antibiotics does not reduce their risk of
diarrhea, a new study finds.
Yawn and Your Dog Yawns With You
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Yawn in the presence of
your pooch and they're likely to yawn right back at you, a new
Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Children with asthma who
are exposed to secondhand smoke have more severe symptoms and more
frequent outbreaks than other kids with asthma.
Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Black Infants in U.S. Twice as Likely to Die as Whites: CDC
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Survival odds for black
American infants are considerably worse than for white babies, a
new U.S. study finds.