Health Tip: Taking Medications During Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- When you're pregnant, it's important to be
careful about taking any medications, even over-the-counter
Health Tip: Think 'Healthy' During the Holidays
(HealthDay News) -- The holiday season brings family
get-togethers, lots of food and, unfortunately, germs. But there
are things you can do to help protect your health during the
Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of lost
productivity among U.S. workers with cancer is equal to 20 percent
of the nation's health care spending, according to a new study.
Unhealthy Snacks Tied to Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Eating unhealthy snack foods
may increase the risk of colorectal cancer in people with a genetic
susceptibility to certain types of cancer, according to a new
Aerobic Exercise Seems Best for Weight, Fat Loss
SATURDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to burn fat
and lose weight, aerobic exercise beats resistance training, a new
Banning Vaccine Preservative Would Hurt Kids in Poor Nations: Experts
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A United Nations proposal to
ban the vaccine preservative thimerosal -- which contains a form of
mercury -- should not go through, says a leading group of U.S.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hand Could Be Breakthrough
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A robotic hand that's
controlled by the thoughts of a woman who is paralyzed from the
neck down provides her with an amount of control and movement never
before achieved in this type of artificial limb, say the scientists
who developed it.
Keep Tots' Milk to 2 Cups a Day: Study
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking two cups of milk a
day gives toddlers adequate amounts of vitamin D without lowering
their iron levels, according to new research.
Asperger's, Autism Not Linked to Violence: Experts
SUNDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Despite media reports
alleging that the gunman involved in the Connecticut school
shootings had Asperger's syndrome, experts were quick to assert
Sunday that there is no link between the condition -- a mild form
of autism -- and violence.
Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Signifor Approved for Cushing's Disease
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Signifor (pasireotide
diaspartate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat Cushing's disease in cases that cannot be
treated by surgery.