Health Tip: Getting Sick on a Cruise
(HealthDay News) -- Getting sick during a cruise can quickly
ruin your fun. But since passengers are often confined to
relatively small spaces, germs have a way of spreading quickly
throughout cruise ships.
Health Tip: Choosing a Food Thermometer
(HealthDay News) -- Food thermometers are essential tools to
help you cook food to the proper temperature, reducing your risk of
Crystal Meth May Jump-Start Injection Drug Use, Study Says
TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who use
crystal methamphetamine are at increased risk of injecting drugs, a
new Canadian study finds.
Study Sees No Suicide Risk From Stop-Smoking Drugs
TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who take
anti-smoking drugs have no higher risk of depression or suicide
than those who use nicotine replacement therapies to help them quit
smoking, according to a new study.
Lower Smog Levels Tied to Lower Birth Weights
TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women exposed to
even low levels of air pollution are more likely to have
low-birth-weight babies, a new study suggests.
Did Recession Lead to Increase in Vasectomies?
TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The financial crisis of
2008 and lingering economic woes are having an impact on men's
reproductive decisions, new research suggests.
Variant of Club Drug 'K' Might Have New Life as Antidepressant
TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The veterinary tranquilizer
ketamine -- perhaps better known as the illicit "club drug" Special
K -- may be reformulated for use as an antidepressant, and
researchers report promising early findings.
Children Benefit From Early Dose of Measles Vaccine, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Children should receive
their first dose of the measles vaccine when they are between 1
year and 15 months old to best avoid the side effects of the shot,
according to a new report.
Health Highlights: Oct. 15, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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