Health Tip: Take Care in the Heat
(HealthDay News) -- During exercise or sports, athletes can
really take a beating in extremely hot temperatures. This puts them
at risk for heat-related illness.
Health Tip: Feeding Your Body Essential Nutrients
(HealthDay News) -- Your body needs certain vitamins and
minerals to be healthy and function well. Is your body getting what
Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prison smoking bans
significantly reduce inmates' risk of death from tobacco-related
conditions such as cancer and heart disease, a new study finds.
Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) Another study confirms
that "time is brain" when treating stroke patients with a powerful
clot-busting drug, tPA.
One in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smoke Years Later, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 10 percent of
people who survive cancer are still smoking a decade later, a new
study from the American Cancer Society shows.
Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement'
TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second of two
Americans stricken with Ebola in the West African nation of Liberia
arrived in the United States on Tuesday for treatment and is said
to be making "slow improvement."
Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin every
day appears to reduce the odds of developing and dying from colon,
stomach or esophageal cancer, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Aug. 5, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Coaching May Help Diabetics Battle Depression, Disease Better
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health
coaching may help diabetes patients with depression and with
lowering their blood sugar levels, a new study suggests.
Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Unwarranted, Experts Say
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The decision to
bring two American aid workers infected with Ebola back to the
United States has kicked up controversy, causing some to fear a
local outbreak of the killer virus.