Health Tip: Help Kids Feel Better About Themselves
(HealthDay News) -- Kids who have a negative body image feel
more self-conscious and isolated, and are more likely to end up
overweight or with an eating disorder.
Health Tip: Chickenpox May Lead to Complications
(HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox is a contagious viral infection.
While most recover fully, some kids and adults suffer serious
complications. People with HIV/AIDS and others with weakened immune
systems appear to be at greatest risk.
Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say
MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- As soon as the updated
seasonal flu vaccine becomes available, parents should bring
children aged 6 months and older to get vaccinated, according to an
updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds
MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The new diabetes drug
Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart
attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham
and Women's Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in
hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the
medication compared to those who did not.
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows
MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Males may be the more
vulnerable sex when it comes dying young -- not just from
accidents, but from a range of causes, a new study finds.
Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice
MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Parents' goals for treating
their child's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend
to steer the treatment in a distinct direction, new research
Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial
SUNDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients who
undergo angioplasty for a clogged artery that caused the attack may
do better if other clogged arteries are done at the same time, new