N.Y. Woman Balances Thyroid Disease and Diabetes
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Jet Landis was only 4 years
old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1992. Even
though she was so young, she can still recall the extreme thirst
she felt because of diabetes.
People With Type 1 Diabetes at Risk of Thyroid Disease
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who have type 1
diabetes are more likely than others to develop an autoimmune
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Stress
(HealthDay News) -- Stress is an unavoidable part of life, even
for young children. But parents can take steps to help children
learn to deal with it in a healthy way.
Health Tip: Don't Breathe Outdoor Smoke
(HealthDay News) -- When debris is being burned outdoors, the
smoke can be harmful if inhaled.
New Method Quickly Spots Kidney Damage After Surgery
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- A potential early indicator
of acute kidney injury has been identified by researchers.
Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans who take
vitamin D supplements may significantly lower their blood pressure,
a new study suggests.
Phones, Texting May Be as Dangerous as Alcohol for Drivers
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Hands-free phone
conversations or texting while driving are as dangerous as getting
behind the wheel after having too much to drink, a small new study
Night Shift Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Working at night might do
more than throw your schedule out of whack, researchers warn. Women
who cover the night shift may be at increased risk for ovarian
cancer, according to a new study.
Incoherent Text Messages May Signal Stroke, Doctors Say
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes in text messages
often make people laugh out loud, but it might not always be a
laughing matter. Garbled text messages may be a sign that someone
has suffered a stroke, even in people who have no problem speaking,
according to researchers.
Skies Not-So-Friendly for Passengers With Nut Allergies
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- For most passengers,
airline travel is safer than ever these days. But for people with
peanut or tree-nut allergies, a routine flight can end in
New Analysis Says Evidence Lacking for HRT-Breast Cancer Link
THURSDAY, March 14 ( HealthDay News) -- Although several large
studies in recent years have linked the use of hormone therapy
after menopause with an increased risk of breast cancer, the
authors of a new analysis claim the evidence is too limited to
confirm the connection.
Health Highlights: March 15, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Robotic Surgery for Hysterectomy Often Not Best Option, Ob/Gyn Group Says
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Despite claims to the
contrary in "widespread marketing and advertising," expensive
robotic surgery for hysterectomy is neither the only nor the best
minimally invasive approach for the operation, according to a
leading group representing obstetricians and gynecologists.
Rabies From Transplanted Organ Killed Recipient, CDC Says
FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Rabies caused the death of
an organ transplant recipient in Maryland, and three other patients
who received organs from the same donor are getting anti-rabies
shots, government health officials announced Friday.