Health Tip: Eating a Vegetarian Diet
(HealthDay News) -- Considering switching to a vegetarian
Health Tip: Practicing Guided Imagery
(HealthDay News) -- Guided imagery is a relaxation technique
that relies on using the imagination to help relieve stress and
improve symptoms of nausea, anxiety and fatigue.
Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A downward trend in
antibiotic use among children may have leveled off in certain areas
of the United States, a new study shows.
Climate Change Predicted to Boost Heat-Related Deaths
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As winter drags on,
many people grow weary of frigid temperatures, ice and snow. For
them, the good news is that summer is just around the corner.
Infants at Highest Risk for Childhood Burns
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-year-old infants
are 10 times more likely to suffer burns and scalds than older
children, and the main causes of these injuries are hot drinks and
hair irons, a new British study finds.
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more colds and
other viral infections a woman has during pregnancy, the more
likely her child is to have asthma, researchers report.
Only Close Family History Needed for Cancer Risk Assessment
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Oncologists need to
carefully document a new patient's family history of cancer to
assess the genetic risk, but assessing close relatives is enough,
new recommendations suggest.
Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that
having type 2 diabetes can increase a person's chances of impaired
memory and thinking. But a new study suggests that intensive
treatment of blood pressure and cholesterol levels in people with
diabetes won't help lower that risk.
Fatal Car Crashes Involving Pot Use Have Tripled in U.S., Study Finds
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The legalization of
marijuana is an idea that is gaining momentum in the United States,
but there may be a dark side to pot becoming more commonplace, a
new study suggests.
Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A troubling new study
finds that one-third to nearly half of American teens and young
adults with HIV delay treatment until their infection is advanced,
putting them at risk for serious health problems.
Health Highlights: Feb. 4, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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