Health Tip: Why Eat Lean Meats?
(HealthDay News) -- Meats are good source of complete protein,
the University of Michigan Health System says. But eating meats
loaded with fat can negate any of the nutritional benefits.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Trampoline Injuries
(HealthDay News) -- While a trampoline offers fun and
much-needed exercise, using the equipment improperly can lead to
Device Offers Hope for Battery-Free Pacemakers
SUNDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable pacemakers have
been around for more than 50 years, but they've always had one
drawback: batteries that need to be replaced. Now, there are early
signs that a device that gains power from the patient's own
heartbeat might change all that.
Family's Questions About Alzheimer's Patients Can Put Nurses in a Bind
TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Many nurses and other
health workers at Alzheimer's care facilities feel unprepared to
tell patients' family members the truth about their loved one's
condition, a new study finds.
Doctors Need Better Ways to Spot, Treat Concussion in Kids
TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians need improved
training and tools to treat children with concussions, according to
a new study.
Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Humans and chimpanzees have
much in common, biologically speaking, and that may now include
certain communities -- or ecosystems -- of gut bacteria, a new
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report
TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the fifth year in a
row, the preterm birth rate in the United States has dropped. The
2011 rate was the lowest in 10 years, the March of Dimes reported
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Sway Smokers, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette packs featuring
images of cadavers, a field of weathered tombstones or
yellow-toothed, cancer-riddled mouths may indeed convince smokers
to quit, a new study suggests, and those kinds of pictures may have
a particularly strong impact on less-educated smokers who are less
informed about health.
Later End-of-Life Discussions May Mean More Aggressive Treatment
TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Terminally ill people who
get early counseling about end-of-life care undergo less aggressive
medical treatment in their final days, a new study reports.
'Micro-Stents' May Hold Potential to Treat Glaucoma
TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny devices that allow
fluid to drain from the eye could reduce the dangerously high
pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients.
Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: