Health Tip: Possible Causes of Dry Eye
(HealthDay News) -- You produce tears to help keep your eyes
moist and protected from irritants. But dry eye can make your eyes
vulnerable and uncomfortable.
Health Tip: Run Smart, Run Safe
(HealthDay News) -- The next time you go for a run or jog,
staying safe should be your first concern.
Racial Disparities Seen in U.S. Lung Cancer Treatment
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Racial disparities exist in
the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer among hospitals in the
United States, according to a large new study.
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- When a classmate commits
suicide, teens are more likely to consider or attempt suicide
themselves, according to a new study. This "suicide contagion"
occurs regardless of whether the teens knew the deceased student
personally, the researchers found.
Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Americans, many
of them smokers or ex-smokers, suffer from the lung condition known
as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now a new study
finds that patients placed on the common antibiotic azithromycin
may be able to cut down on hospitalizations due to flare-ups of the
Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Urban elementary school
children with poorly controlled asthma are likely to experience
sleep problems and suffer academically, new research indicates.
Pain a Common Problem for People With COPD
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) patients experience a significant amount
of pain, new research suggests.
Bed-Sharing Raises SIDS Risk Fivefold, Study Finds
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of sudden infant
death syndrome (SIDS) is five times higher when parents sleep with
their infant, a new study finds.
Genes May Boost Woman's Risk of Postpartum Depression
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with specific
alterations in two genes may be at increased risk of suffering
depression after giving birth, a small new study suggests.
Depression May Raise Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can affect almost
every aspect of life, but some of the changes brought about by the
disorder can be downright dangerous for those with diabetes.
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The overall health of
Americans isn't improving much, with about six in 10 people either
overweight or obese and large numbers engaging in unhealthy
behaviors like smoking, heavy drinking or not exercising, a new
government report shows.
Health Highlights: May 21, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
COPD Patients May Do Fine With Shorter Course of Steroids
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Less is more when it comes
to steroid therapy for patients having severe bouts of chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to Swiss
Study Supports Using Low-Dose CT Scans to Spot Early Lung Cancer
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Finding early signs of lung
cancer was once next to impossible, but a new study adds to a
growing body of evidence suggesting that screening with low-dose CT
scans may help spot the beginnings of disease in high-risk
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The monstrous tornado that
devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday, killing dozens of adults and
children, is a stunning example of violent weather that can affect
a child's mental well-being.