Obamacare Should Help Those With Mental Health Issues, Advocates Say
FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As the nation's health-care
law continues to roll out, people with mental health issues are
discovering ways that the landmark legislation directly affects
Woman Battling Multiple Health Issues Refuses to Take 'No' From Her Insurer
FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- In May 2012, Quinn Nystrom
made a decision to get well.
Health Tip: Is Your Child Sleep-Deprived?
(HealthDay News) -- Children need plenty of sleep, and if they
don't get enough, they can have symptoms of sleep deprivation.
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in a Carrier
(HealthDay News) -- Baby carriers can help busy parents stay
hands-free for a while, but it's important to use them
Take Infection Precautions When Using Nasal-Rinsing Products: FDA
FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Neti pots and other
nasal-rinsing devices are generally safe and useful products, but
they must be used and cleaned properly to reduce the risk of
infection, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea
FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with kidney failure
who are undergoing dialysis sometimes develop infections at the
site where a catheter enters the body. These infections are most
often treated with antibiotics, but recently "medical-grade" honey
has emerged as a possible alternative therapy.
When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss
FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- "A kiss is just kiss," the
old song goes, but not according to a new study that finds kissing
helps people assess potential partners and, once in a relationship,
keep them around.
No Sign That Vitamin D Supplements Help Aging Bones: Study
THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D
supplements does not prevent the bone weakening of osteoporosis in
healthy adults, a new review finds.
More Americans Getting Cataract Surgery
FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans
getting cataract surgery is on the rise as active baby boomers are
getting the procedure earlier and often having both eyes repaired,
a new study finds.
Extra Shuteye on Weekends May Not Replace Sleep Lost During Week
FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Think you can just make up
for those late nights by catching extra shuteye on Saturday
Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says
THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- When doctors abuse
painkillers or other prescription drugs, they're usually not doing
it to get high. Instead, they're doing it to deal with overwhelming
stress or physical or emotional pain, a small study suggests.
Buttocks-Enhancing Procedures Please Patients, Small Study Finds
FRIDAY, Oct 11 (HealthDay News) -- Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and
Jennifer Lopez have put ample backsides on some women's wish lists.
And what nature forgot, plastic surgeons can provide with a
Deadly Respiratory Infection Took Hold in Bats, Study Says
FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new and deadly respiratory
virus in the Middle East was present in bats for a long time before
making the leap to humans, a new study indicates.
Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Poultry Plants Linked to Salmonella Outbreak to Remain Open: USDA
FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Three California poultry
processing plants linked to a salmonella outbreak in raw chicken
that's sickened 278 people in 17 states can remain open, the U.S.
Agriculture Department says.