Health Tip: Take Precautions When Exercising
(HealthDay News) -- Getting ready to exercise? First get the
go-ahead from your doctor, then make sure you take some precautions
before you get going.
Health Tip: Is Baby in Pain?
(HealthDay News) -- Babies may not be able to speak, but that
doesn't mean they can't communicate. Babies often give signals that
they're in pain, and parents should pay attention.
Veteran Firefighters May Develop Heat Resistance
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Older firefighters appear
to develop heat resilience due to their long-term exposure to hot
temperatures on the job, according to a new study.
Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been
diagnosed with and treated for precancerous cells on the cervix may
be at increased risk for developing and dying from cervical or
vaginal cancer, new research suggests.
Kids' Ear Infections Cost U.S. Health System Nearly $3B Annually: Report
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children's ear
infections cost the U.S. health care system nearly $3 billion a
year, a new study says.
Experts Urge 'Seismic Shift' in Approach to Better U.S. Health Care
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicine alone
cannot improve the health of the nation -- not when one in five
Americans lives in unsafe neighborhoods where pollution, crime and
joblessness are prevalent; nutritious food is scarce; and the
well-being of young people is at risk, an expert panel reports.
Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under Obamacare
MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's still time to
enroll in a health insurance plan through one of the Affordable
Care Act's new online marketplaces. And if you sign up by
Wednesday, you'll have coverage starting next month.
Ban on Class of Chemicals Lowers Human Exposures, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The banning of
certain types of a common class of chemicals known as phthalates
has reduced Americans' exposure to the chemicals' potential harms,
a new study suggests.
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking certain
antidepressants in late pregnancy more than doubles the odds of a
lung complication in newborns, a new review says.
Health Highlights: Jan. 15, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Warns Against Prescription Drugs With High Levels of Acetaminophen
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and
Drug Administration has asked doctors to stop prescribing
painkillers that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen
because of reports of severe liver damage.