Health Tip: Find the Best Time to Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- Believe it or not, there's a right time for
exercise and it varies by person.
Health Tip: Giving Your Skin What it Needs
(HealthDay News) -- Your skin is the largest organ in your body,
weighing about six pounds by itself. This protective layer
regenerates itself about once every 27 days.
Abuse of Painkillers Raises Risk of Heroin Use: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal use of
prescription pain drugs increases a person's risk of becoming a
heroin user, a U.S. government report suggests.
Family History of Diabetes Makes 'Prediabetes' More Likely, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Before full-blown diabetes
sets in, people typically develop a syndrome known as
"prediabetes." Now a new study shows that people who are not obese
but who have a family history of diabetes are at higher risk of
becoming prediabetic, too.
Early Course of HIV Therapy May Give Infants a Break From Drugs
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Giving immediate drug
therapy to HIV-infected infants for a limited period of time
protects their immune system and delays the start of lifelong
treatment, according to a new study.
Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk delivers
beneficial bacteria from a mother's gut to her baby's digestive
system, according to a new study.
Kidney Cancer Drugs Equal in Prolonging Survival: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The drug pazopanib
(Votrient) works as well as sunitinib (Sutent) for treating
advanced kidney cancer, but it has milder side effects, a new study
Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot could
help protect against a heart attack, Australian researchers
Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's genes can
affect the aging process in her children, a new study in mice
Research Gets to Root of Redheads' Higher Melanoma Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that
natural redheads are at higher odds for deadly melanoma skin
cancer, and new research in mice may help explain why.
U.S. Circumcision Rates Drop by 10 Percent: CDC
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Male circumcision rates in
the United States declined 10 percent between 1979 and 2010,
federal health officials reported Thursday.
Scientists Make Damaged Heart Cells Healthy Again in Lab Tests
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that
they've transformed one kind of human heart cell into another in
laboratory experiments, a promising development in the bid to find
ways to repair damage from heart attacks.
Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Cases Reported in Stomach Bug Outbreak Top 600
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (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 topped 600, with 601 illnesses
reported in 22 states.
CDC Frees Up Drug That Fights Brain-Eating Amoeba
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Miltefosine, a potentially
life-saving experimental drug to treat people infected with a rare
but deadly brain-eating amoeba, is now available to U.S. doctors
directly from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
the agency announced Thursday.
New Device IDs Disease-Causing Germs
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new spectrometer system
designed to identify 193 yeast and bacteria that are capable of
making people sick has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers Aren't Cure-Alls, FDA Warns
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Despite claims on some
websites, there is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy cures
or is an effective treatment for diseases such as cancer, autism,
diabetes or other diseases, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration