Health Tip: Keep Medications Out of Youngsters' Reach
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping medications away from children can
help protect them from accidental ingestion.
Health Tip: Keeping Baby Chicks
(HealthDay News) -- Baby chicks may be cute and cuddly, but they
can harbor dangerous salmonella bacteria.
Treatment for Blindness in Dogs Might Help People, Too
MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Research in
vision-challenged pooches might pave the way to helping humans
battle similar problems, new research suggests.
New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are
physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown
products in their bodies, according to a new study, perhaps
explaining why exercise may reduce breast cancer risk.
Brain Surgery Eases Compulsive Eating in 10-Year-Old Girl
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Removal of a rare type of
benign brain tumor helped bring a young girl's compulsive eating
under control, doctors report.
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to air pollution
during pregnancy and the first year of life might increase the
likelihood of developing certain childhood cancers, California
New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- At this point, there's no
reason to believe that the emerging H7N9 strain of bird flu that
has sickened at least 24 people and killed seven in China is cause
for alarm, health officials in the United States say.
Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have survived
breast cancer can drink alcohol in moderation, new research
Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Early elective deliveries
of babies were significantly reduced at hospitals that implemented
quality-improvement programs, according to a new study.
Could Coffee Bean Extract Help Control Blood Sugar?
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A natural extract from
unroasted coffee beans may be a tool in fighting the uncontrolled
blood sugar levels characteristic of diabetes, a small, preliminary
new study suggests.
Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Internet searches for
information about mental illnesses follow seasonal patterns, which
suggests that there may be a stronger association between mental
disorders and changing seasons than previously believed, a new
Many Americans Skipping Meds to Save Money, CDC Says
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Cash-strapped Americans
often skip doses of pricey prescription drugs or take less than was
prescribed by their doctor, new research shows.
Better School Lunches May Lead to Slimmer Students
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Although students who get
free or discounted lunches through federal programs are more likely
to be obese than students who don't, kids in states that set higher
standards for these meals are less likely to suffer that fate, new
Health Highlights: April 9, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Allows Return of Once-Banned Morning Sickness Pill
TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A morning-sickness
medication that was banned 30 years ago has won U.S. Food and Drug
Administration approval under a new name.