FDA Experts Debate Timing of Pap Test
WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Pap test has been a routine gynecological procedure for generations of American women. But on Wednesday, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is considering whether to delay the Pap test and use an HPV test as a first step in cervical cancer screening.
Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease
WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The community of bacteria that typically live in the human gut is radically altered in patients with Crohn's disease, a new study shows.
Scientists Spot New Obesity Gene
WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who identified a gene that appears to be strongly linked with obesity say their discovery could help efforts to find drug treatments for obesity and diabetes.
Protein From Meat, Fish May Help Men Age Well
WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men may gain
a boost physically, mentally and socially if they eat a diet rich
in meat and fish, according to a new study from Japan.
First Device Approved to Prevent Migraines
WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first device
designed to prevent migraine headaches among adults has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Health Tip: Preparing for a Tornado
(HealthDay News) -- If you live in an area that's prone to
tornadoes, experts say you should devise a plan and create an
emergency kit before the first sounding of the warning sirens.
Health Tip: After Donating Blood
(HealthDay News) -- Donating blood is a generous act that helps
save lives. But don't forget to take care of yourself
Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Besides the well-known problems associated with being overweight at a young age, a new study suggests that obese teen girls tend to do worse in school than those with a healthy weight.