Health Tip: Participating in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a challenge when you have
difficulty breathing. Pulmonary rehabilitation -- rehab for your
lungs -- can help you breathe a little easier.
Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find
SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that people with
rheumatoid arthritis use to help ease the symptoms of the disease
might also help ward off heart trouble, two new studies find.
Exercise May Make Life Better for Those With Arthritis
SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise boosts
quality of life and reduces health care costs for people with
arthritis, a new study shows.
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Up Among Hospitalized Kids: Study
SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized children are
developing antibiotic-resistant staph infections of their
musculoskeletal systems in rising numbers, resulting in longer
hospital stays, more surgeries and other related complications, a
new study finds.
Too Few Kids Follow Bike Helmet Laws, Study Finds
SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Helmets are worn by only
about one in 10 Los Angeles County children involved in bicycle
accidents, despite a state law that requires helmets for riders
under age 18, a new study finds.
Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Gunshot wounds put about
7,500 children in the hospital and cause 500 in-hospital child
deaths each year in the United States, according to a new
Fibromyalgia Might Be Harder on Younger Patients, Study Finds
SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged
fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of
life than older patients, a new study reveals.
Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Women with lupus are twice
as likely to have a child with autism compared to mothers without
the autoimmune disease, new, preliminary research finds.
'Super-Magnets' Pose Rising Threat to Kids, Study Finds
SUNDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Powerful "super-magnets"
found in adult desk toys and other novelty items still trigger many
emergency-room visits after children swallow them, according to a
new report, even though some products with these magnets have been
Too Much Sitting Tied to Higher Risk of Colon Polyps in Men
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are more sedentary
face a higher risk of recurring colon polyps, according to a new
study, even if these men break up their downtime with bouts of
recreational activities such as walking, jogging or golf.
Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds
SATURDAY Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Many poorer patients with
the autoimmune disease lupus don't take their medications as
prescribed, a new U.S. study suggests.
Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- American children and teens
have almost constant exposure to a wide range of media -- such as
smart phones, social media and television -- and kids' use of such
media must be carefully managed, child experts say.
There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- High-tech helmets and custom
mouth guards do not reduce concussion risk for high school football
players any more effectively than low-cost helmets or off-the-shelf
mouth guards, a new study says.
Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Headaches are common in
people with lupus, but are not linked to disease activity,
according to a new study.
HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Black women may get less
protection than whites from the vaccines recommended for preventing
human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, a new
Social Isolation Linked to More Pain After Hip Replacement
SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- People without social
support may experience more pain years after surgery, a new study
Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects
SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate and effective
treatment for rheumatoid arthritis reduces the risk that patients
will have joint damage and disability within a few years, a new
Study of Male Birth Defect Lets Pesticides Off the Hook -- for Now
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Only a weak link exists
between pesticide exposure and a common birth defect in baby boys,
according to a new study.
Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors believe they have
found telltale signs that can indicate whether breast or prostate
malignancies will remain dormant or develop into aggressive
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Children, even those without
severe medical conditions, can die from the flu in as little as
three days after symptoms appear, U.S. health officials warn.
Health Highlights: Oct. 28, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Batch of Alzheimer's Genes Discovered
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have
pinpointed 11 new genes linked to late-onset Alzheimer's disease,
doubling the number of potential targets for drug development.