Health Tip: Kids Need to Stop Sucking Their Thumbs
(HealthDay News) -- Thumb-sucking is a natural reflex that
allows many children to feel less anxious and more secure.
Health Tip: If You're Lactose Intolerant
(HealthDay News) -- If you're lactose intolerant, you may not
need to stop drinking milk completely, experts say.
Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Digital mammography was
better than the older film mammography at detecting cancers that
could be life-threatening, Dutch researchers report.
Hip Resurfacing More Likely to Fail Than Hip Replacement: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Hip resurfacing fails in
many patients and should not be used in women, according to a large
Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who experience
a fall within the six months before major surgery have longer
hospital stays and higher rates of complications and disability
after their surgery, a new study finds.
Impact Tests Show Bike Helmets Protect Kids in Crashes
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Impact and crush tests show
that children's bicycle helmets offer effective protection in
crashes, a new study says.
Diabetes Patients Should Have More Voice in Treatment: Experts
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines meant to
provide type 2 diabetes patients with truly individualized care
have been issued by the American Diabetes Association and the
European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
Statins Tied to Reduced Glaucoma Risk
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have
discovered yet another potential use for the widely used
cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.
Health Highlights: Oct. 2, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Autism Criteria Will Have Minor Impact: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should not worry
that proposed changes to the criteria for diagnosing autism might
leave their child ineligible for care, a new study indicates.