Health Tip: If Your Child is Having Nightmares
(HealthDay News) -- If your child has frequent nightmares or
night terrors, keeping a sleep diary can help pinpoint the
Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis
(HealthDay News) -- Losing any extra weight can help prevent or
alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, experts say.
Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With the new school
year here, parents need to think about how to deal with head lice,
an expert says.
Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Three common
respiratory diseases seem to be associated with an increased risk
of lung cancer, researchers report.
More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans with
job-based health insurance will face costlier deductibles next year
as more large employers embrace or expand so-called
consumer-directed health plans, a new survey finds.
Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking and
other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast
cancer, U.S. researchers report.
Full Recovery Possible for 2 U.S. Ebola Patients
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The two American aid
workers being treated for Ebola virus face a long, hard road to
full recovery, but shouldn't endure long-term illness or disability
because of their brush with the deadly pathogen, says one of the
United States' most experienced Ebola experts.
Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus
THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental
vaccine to protect people from the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus
has shown promise in its first human trial.
Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Severe sleep apnea may
raise the risk of high blood pressure that's resistant to drug
treatment, a new study finds.
Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the death toll in
the West Africa Ebola outbreak passes 1,000, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration is warning against products sold online that claim
to treat the deadly disease or prevent infection.
Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Robin Williams was
diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before he committed suicide this
week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced
Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The magnitude of the
Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be far greater than the current
statistics indicate, officials from the World Health Organization
Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-cancer drug
Avastin (bevacizumab) has been newly approved to treat aggressive
and late-stage cervical cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration said in a news release.