Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips From an ER Doc
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- There's no trick to keeping
children safe on Halloween; it just takes some basic precautions to
make sure the evening is a treat, an expert says.
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Arthritis?
(HealthDay News) -- Your risk for developing the pain and
stiffness of arthritis grows as you get older. While that's beyond
your control, other risk factors can be prevented.
Health Tip: Getting Rid of Refrigerator Odors
(HealthDay News) -- Cleaning out your refrigerator regularly can
help get rid of germs and odors.
Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who
live farther away from comprehensive cancer centers are more likely
to be diagnosed with later-stage disease, according to new
Reports of U.S. Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Questioned
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Has the new "flesh-eating"
drug of abuse known as krokodil reached the United States?
Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who
spend twice as much time playing organized sports -- especially a
single sport -- than they do in free play are more likely to be
injured, according to new research.
Poverty May Harm a Child's Brain Development, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up poor might take
a toll on a child's brain development, a new study suggests.
Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days can be a big
distraction for those who are tethered to their desks, but a new
study suggests that sunlight may actually lower the prevalence of
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Young, black women are at
higher risk for lupus and suffer more life-threatening
complications than white women, a new study says.
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Activities such as
gardening, do-it-yourself projects and housework may be as good as
formal exercise when it comes to reducing the risk for heart attack
and stroke, Swedish researchers say.
Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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