Health Tip: Brush Up on Nutrition for Back to School
(HealthDay News) -- As the new school year approaches, it's time
to focus on healthy eating to make sure your child's growing body
is properly fueled for the challenges of school.
Health Tip: Promoting Social Behavior in Toddlers
(HealthDay News) -- Toddlerhood is full of discovery,
development and awareness, including learning how to socialize with
Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer screening
rates for black patients in a Veterans Affairs health care system
in California are much lower compared to other races, even though
all patients have similar access to care, according to a new
For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breech babies are much
more likely to die during vaginal delivery compared with cesarean
section, according to a new study.
Front-of-Head Hits Blamed for Nearly Half of Young Football Player Concussions
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school football
players are more likely to lose consciousness after concussions if
they get hit at the top of the head compared to the sides, back or
front, according to a new study.
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older women intent on
keeping breast cancer at bay may want to start and maintain a
regular exercise regimen, a new study shows.
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall lung cancer
rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half
million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good
-- the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung
cancer are increasing, according to researchers from the U.S.
National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of dead
in the West African Ebola outbreak nears 1,000, many people are
calling for the wider production and release of untested medicines
that might help patients.
Exposure to Common Antibacterials May Affect Growth of Fetus: Study
SUNDAY, Aug. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pregnant women
and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial
compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive
issues, a new small study suggests.
Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in six
hospitalized lupus patients requires readmission to the hospital
within a month after discharge, according to a new study.
Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Officials at the World
Health Organization said that the first round of clinical trials of
a potential Ebola vaccine made by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline could
begin next month.