Health Tip: What's Behind Epilepsy?
(HealthDay News) -- Epilepsy causes the nervous system to send
abnormal and excessive electrical impulses. The result are
seizures, which may be characterized by involuntary movements,
periods of lack of awareness, and other behavioral changes.
Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Flu
(HealthDay News) -- There are no guarantees that you'll never
get the flu, but with these precautions suggested by the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your risk may be
Juggling a Hospital Job and Family Can Be Painful
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The greater the conflict
between their job and family demands, the more likely it is that
nurses and other hospital workers will suffer musculoskeletal pain,
a new study finds.
Postoperative Program Prevents Respiratory Complications: Study
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A simple and inexpensive
program can reduce the risk of life-threatening and costly
respiratory complications that are common after surgery, according
to a new study.
Diabetes Screening May Not Lower Overall Death Rates
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for type 2
diabetes does not appear to reduce the risk of death in the general
population, according to a new study.
Scientists Uncover Genetic Link for Uterine Fibroids
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered
genetic risk factors linked to uterine fibroids in white women say
their findings will lead to new screening and treatment methods for
Hormone Therapy in Early Menopause May Benefit Some Women: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
hormone replacement therapy, used to relieve hot flashes and other
symptoms of menopause, might be safe for younger menopausal women
when taken in smaller doses for short periods of time.
Aspirin May Help Preserve Brain Function in Older Women With Heart Disease
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The same daily, low-dose
aspirin that many women take to lower their risk for heart attack
may have spillover benefits on their risk for developing mental
decline, suggests new research from Sweden.
BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that BPA
-- a chemical widely used in the manufacture of hard plastics, cans
and even store receipts -- is associated with lower levels of
thyroid hormone in both pregnant women and their newborn boys.
Botox Injections: Option for Urge Incontinence?
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Botulinum toxin, the
anti-wrinkle treatment known as Botox, can also help women with
urge incontinence reduce their leaking episodes, according to a new
Health Highlights: Oct. 4, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Meningitis Outbreak Not Over Yet: Experts
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Health experts said
Thursday they expect to see more cases of a deadly type of
meningitis that has been linked to an apparently contaminated
steroid used for back pain. The outbreak so far has killed four
people and sickened at least 30 others in five states, authorities