Health Tip: Foods That May Harbor Listeria
(HealthDay News) -- Listeria, a bacterium that may lead to a
form of food poisoning, is unusual in that it can thrive in the
cold temperatures of your refrigerator, the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services says.
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mercury Exposure
(HealthDay News) -- Mercury is commonly used in household items
such as thermometers, and it may be found in high quantities in
some types of fish.
Epilepsy Drug Warnings May Slip Through Cracks
MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- One-fifth of U.S.
neurologists are unaware of serious safety risks associated with
epilepsy drugs and are potentially risking the health of patients
who could be treated with safer medications, a new study
Insulin Pumps Better Than Injections for Kids With Type 1 Diabetes: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Devices called insulin pumps
may work better at controlling blood sugar in children with type 1
diabetes than insulin injections, a new study finds.
Heart Failure Survival May Get a Boost From Doctor's Visit
MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- One way for recently
discharged heart failure patients to boost their survival odds is
to see a doctor within the first month after leaving the hospital,
a new study finds.
Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Risk for Obesity, Diabetes
MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Chemicals used in plastic
food wraps and containers could be contributing to childhood
diabetes and obesity, two new studies claim.
Autism May Be Overlooked in Young Latino Children
MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Latino children typically
are diagnosed with autism more than two years later than white
children, and new research suggests that language-appropriate
screenings and access to autism specialists are two big factors in
Medical Lessons Learned From the Boston Bombing
MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Prompt and liberal use of
X-rays and CT scans is critical for assessing the injuries of blast
victims, concludes a researcher who reviewed the medical response
to the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing.
Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
U.S. Lyme Disease Cases Vastly Underreported: CDC
MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- About 300,000 Americans are
diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, which is about 10 times
higher than the number of cases reported each year to the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new
More Cases Reported in Stomach Bug Outbreak
MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are
continuing to search for the source of a nationwide stomach bug
outbreak as the number of cases has climbed to 586, with illnesses
reported in 20 states.