Health Tip: Ready to Run?
(HealthDay News) -- Going out for a run, as with any form of
exercise, requires some physical and mental preparation.
Health Tip: Before You Dine at the Fair
(HealthDay News) -- Fairs and festivals have lots of fun things
to do, and usually make you hungry by meal time.
No Benefit From Screening All Patients for Suicide Risk: Report
TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- After completing a review
of existing research, an expert panel has determined that there is
not enough evidence to recommend that all teens and adults be
screened for suicide risk factors.
Deadly Meningitis Cases Worry Gay Community
TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- A series of bacterial
meningitis cases in Southern California and New York City,
resulting in the deaths of several gay men, have set the gay
community on edge. However, preliminary tests suggest the cases on
each coast aren't connected.
Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey
TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- The United States appears
to be in the throes of a prescription drug abuse crisis among
teens, with a new survey showing that 24 percent of high school
students -- more than 5 million kids -- have abused these
Shrinkage of Brain Region May Signal Onset of Multiple Sclerosis
TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Atrophy of a key brain
area may become a new biomarker to predict the onset of multiple
sclerosis, researchers say. If so, that would add to established
criteria such as the presence of brain lesions to diagnose the
progressive, incurable disorder.
'Misdiagnosis' Leading Cause of U.S. Malpractice Payouts: Study
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Missed or wrong diagnoses
made up the lion's share of U.S. malpractice payouts -- which
totaled nearly $39 billion -- during the past 25 years, finds a new
study of more than 350,000 claims.
Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 percent of
American parents give over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to
kids under age 4 even though they're too young for such products, a
new survey finds.
Health Highlights: April 23, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: