Health Tip: Keep Nails Trim and Clean
(HealthDay News) -- Nails collect dirt and may spread some
infections, so keeping them neat and clean is important.
Health Tip: Before You Lift Something Heavy
(HealthDay News) -- Lower back pain is among the leading causes
of missed work in the United States. Fortunately, you can take
steps to reduce your risk of hurting yourself.
Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- For those who aren't born
with long, fluttery eyelashes, cosmetic extensions can help achieve
that often sought-after look. But eye experts warn that the
adhesives used to apply these eyelash extensions can cause
allergies and infections.
Heart Risks Last Beyond Hospital Discharge, Study Finds
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with heart failure
or a heart attack appear to be at high risk of death or readmission
to the hospital for at least one month after being discharged,
H1N1 Flu Virus Detected in Seals Off California Coast
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Flu-causing H1N1 virus has
been discovered in marine animals -- specifically seals -- for the
Public Funding Spurs Couples to Seek Fertility Treatment
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Public funding of assisted
reproductive technology, including in vitro fertilization (IVF)
treatments, broadens the range of couples who seek treatment for
infertility by attracting a more diverse population, according to
new research from Canada.
New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that
taps the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer is
shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed,
an early study shows.
Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are physically fit
in middle age have a lower risk of developing and dying from
certain cancers, new research indicates.
High-Frequency Noise Boosts Math Skills in Study
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Could you someday zap your
way to a smarter brain? Preliminary new research suggests that it's
a possibility: Scientists report that they were able to improve the
math-calculation skills of college students by buzzing their brains
with doses of random high-frequency noise.
Health Highlights: May 16, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- There are few things more
inviting than a cool, clear pool on a hot summer day. But a new
federal report will have you thinking twice before dipping a toe in
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five
American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental
disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report.
Test Approved to Detect Faulty Lung Cancer Gene
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has approved a test designed to detect a faulty gene
that's present in about 10 percent of cases of non-small cell lung
Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Drop by for a visit or
share the drive -- but please, no smoking.