Health Tip: Holiday Safety Suggestions
(HealthDay News) -- A dried-out tree or dangerous decorations
pose significant fire and injury hazards to you and your
Health Tip: How Diabetes Affects Oral Health
(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes increases your risk for developing
a number of health problems, including issues with your mouth,
teeth and gums.
Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Many mothers think
their youngest child is smaller than he or she actually is,
according to new research.
Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who don't get
enough sleep at night may experience a slight spike in their blood
pressure the next day even if they are not overweight or obese, a
new study suggests.
Diabetes Drugs Affect Hearts of Men, Women Differently
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used diabetes
drugs have different effects on men's and women's hearts, a new
Brain Scan Study Suggests 'Pothead' Stereotype Might Be Real
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Shrunken structures
inside the brains of heavy marijuana users might explain the
stereotype of the "pothead," brain researchers report.
Doctors Warn Against Raw Milk for Kids, Pregnant Women
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- In a new position
statement, U.S. pediatricians say raw milk and cheeses are simply
too risky for infants, children and pregnant women.
FDA Approves New Magnet Device to Treat Migraines
SUNDAY, Dec. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has approved the first device aimed at easing the
pain of migraines preceded by aura -- sensory disturbances that
occur just before an attack.
Health Highlights: Dec. 16, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
First Device to Treat Migraine With Aura Approved
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The first device to
treat migraine pain when the headache is preceded by an
often-visual disturbance called an aura has been approved by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA Wants Tighter Rules on Antibacterial Soaps, Body Washes
MONDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration said Monday that it wants makers of antibacterial
hand soaps and body washes to prove their products are safe for
long-term daily use and more effective than regular soaps in
preventing illness and the spread of certain infections.