Health Tip: Choose a Sturdy Pair of Flip-Flops
(HealthDay News) -- Flip-flops are a convenient and comfortable
alternative during the warmer months. Choosing the right pair can
help keep your feet healthy and safe.
Health Tip: Caring for a Hangnail
(HealthDay News) -- A hangnail -- a small piece of skin that
tears away from a nail -- can be annoying, painful and if not cared
for, become infected.
Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used
fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast
cancer, according to a new study.
Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though the pyramids
are proof of the ancient Egyptians' architectural skills, new
research on mummies tucked away inside them unearths a lesser known
fact: heart disease was as common then as it is today.
Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who undergo
surgery to repair an abdominal hernia may underestimate how long
their recovery will take, new research indicates.
Helping Doctors Spot Who's Not Taking Their Blood Pressure Meds
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test
for people with high blood pressure could help doctors determine if
patients aren't taking their medication as directed or whether
their body isn't respond to treatment, a new study suggests.
How You Digest Carbs May Influence Weight Gain, Study Says
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way your body
digests carbohydrates may affect your risk for obesity, a new
genetic study indicates.
Exercise, Diet May Help 'Pre-Diabetics' Dodge Heart Disease Death
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with high
blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and
exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or
other conditions, a new long-term study suggests.
Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with shingles
face a significantly increased risk of stroke in the weeks
following the first signs of the painful skin rash, new research
Health Highlights: April 3, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first
prescription treatment that can be used by family members or
caregivers to treat an overdose of narcotic painkillers has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.