Health Tip: Use Resistance Tubing Safely
Resistance tubing is an inexpensive, convenient tool to help you
get needed exercise -- at virtually any location.
Health Tip: Don't Despair About Your Pregnant Body
(HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy brings many changes to your body,
and some women find them difficult to accept.
Chimps, Orangutans May Have Pretty Good Memories
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Chimpanzees and orangutans
can remember events that occurred years ago, a new study
Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- The children of women who
take drugs to treat epilepsy during pregnancy may be at increased
risk for physical and mental developmental delays early in life, a
large, new study finds.
Your Smartphone May Be Making You Fat
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphone users just
might be the new couch potatoes.
Social Media Helps Pin Down Source of Foodborne Strep Throat Outbreak
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Social media played an
important role in helping identify the source of a foodborne strep
throat outbreak among people who attended a Minnesota high school
dance team banquet, a case report says.
Menopausal Hot Flashes Might Be More Intense for Cancer Survivors
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors have more
frequent and severe menopausal hot flashes than other women, a new
U.S. Blacks Still Lag Whites in Life Expectancy: Study
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a significant
increase in life expectancy in recent decades, black Americans
still die almost four years earlier than white Americans do,
federal health officials reported Thursday.
Drug Addicts, Dealers Are 'Doctor Shopping' for Pain Pills
WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- One of every 50
prescriptions for addictive prescription painkillers in the United
States is filled for so-called "doctor shoppers" who obtain the
drugs for recreational use or resale on the street, a new study
Canadian Cold Front to Bring Relief From Heat Wave by Weekend
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Relief from the massive
heat wave that has gripped the eastern half of the United States is
coming, meteorologists said Thursday, but it will take a day or two
before a Canadian cold front brings relief to cities along the
Health Highlights: July 18, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Researchers Identify Genetic Link to Obesity in Mice
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- A rare genetic mutation
linked to severe obesity has been identified by researchers who
conducted experiments in mice and genetic analyses of people.
China's Bird Flu Might Someday Spread More Easily: Report
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- The deadly H7N9 bird flu
virus has the potential to be easily transmitted from human to
human, a new study suggests.
Researchers Spot Mutant Gene Behind Defects That Can Cause Kidney Failure
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've
identified a genetic mutation that causes kidney and urinary tract
Living Long and Healthy After 65 Depends on State: CDC
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Place and race influence
healthy life expectancy at age 65, U.S. health officials said
Texas Gov. Perry Signs Sweeping Abortion Bill
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry
signed into law Friday an anti-abortion bill considered one of the
most restrictive in the country.