Health Tip: Triggers for Hiatal Hernia
(HealthDay News) -- A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the
stomach protrudes into the chest through the diaphragm, often
forcing stomach contents to back into the esophagus.
Health Tip: Shopping for Skin Care Products
(HealthDay News) -- When choosing cosmetics, cleansers and
moisturizers, it's important to know your skin type.
Kids Benefit From Doctors' Antismoking Counseling: Experts
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Primary-care doctors need to
provide education and counseling to help prevent children and teens
from smoking, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task
Worse Outcomes Seen When Patients Leave Hospital Against Medical Advice
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who leave the
hospital against medical advice are more likely to be readmitted or
die than other patients, a new long-term study finds.
Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Parents sometimes fabricate
an illness in children, and doctors and other health care providers
need to be on the lookout for this type of child abuse, experts
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 20 times more
likely to exhibit some traits of autism than children without ADHD,
according to a new study.
New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test combined
with an ultrasound exam may help doctors catch ovarian cancer while
it's still treatable, a new study shows.
Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Preschoolers: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who stutter
typically do not suffer emotional or social problems because of it,
and even tend to have stronger language skills than their peers, a
new study suggests.
Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who identified
105 new genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis say their
findings will improve diagnosis and could increase the number of
patients who receive individualized drug treatment.
Scientists Pinpoint Source of Mercury in Pacific Ocean Fish
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of mercury in Pacific
Ocean fish are likely to rise over coming decades, say researchers
who report they've discovered how mercury gets into open-ocean
Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Most breast-feeding moms can
safely take the medications and vaccines they need, without fear
they'll harm a nursing infant, according to a new report from a
leading group of U.S. pediatricians.
Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2013
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