Health Tip: Should I See a Doctor for Pinkeye?
(HealthDay News) -- Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is a common
infection that can cause redness, itching, swelling and
Health Tip: Encourage Your Toddler to Read
(HealthDay News) -- Reading is a key part of a youngster's
learning and development, and parents can take steps to help
children foster a lifelong love of reading.
Gene May Boost Death Risk From Most Common Thyroid Cancer
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have pinpointed
a genetic mutation that is strongly associated with an increased
risk of death in people with thyroid cancer.
Smoking Raises Asbestos Workers' Cancer Risk, Study Says
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers exposed to asbestos
who also have the lung condition asbestosis have a significantly
raised risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new
Common Sleep Disorder May Impair Drivers, Research Suggests
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers with the sleep
disorder sleep apnea are more likely to nod off at the wheel and
fail simulated driving tests than motorists without the condition,
new research finds.
Decisions, Decisions: Work Out or Fix a Meal?
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Preparing meals can mean
less time for exercise, according to a new study.
Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- When the latest version of
what is considered the "bible" of psychiatry is unveiled in May,
experts believe several changes in it will broaden both the
definition and diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder -- or ADHD.
Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Medical researchers are
trying a new treatment for low back pain. Their hope is that
harvesting and then re-injecting the body's own bone marrow --
which is rich in stem cells -- may repair worn-out discs in the
10 Years On, Still Much To Be Learned From Human Genome Map
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- As scientists mark the 10th
anniversary Sunday of the completion of the Human Genome Project,
they will note how that watershed effort has led to the discovery
of the genetic underpinnings of almost 5,000 diseases.
Health Highlights: April 12, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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