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October 16, 2012
Health Tip: Help Keep Head Lice From Coming Back
(HealthDay News) -- Head lice are small, wingless parasitic insects that feast on tiny amounts of blood sucked from the human scalp. They don't spread disease, but the itchy bites they leave behind can trigger misery and infection.
Health Tip: What to do About Corns and Calluses
(HealthDay News) -- Corns and calluses are similar areas of thickened skin that form on the feet, often from friction caused by poorly fitted shoes.
Rising Eye Injury Rates Seen With Robotic Prostate Surgery
TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The number of eye injuries associated with robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy -- complete removal of the prostate -- increased nearly tenfold in the United States between 2000 and 2009, although the risk was still small, a new study finds.
More Testosterone, Less Deceit?
TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone, commonly thought of as the male sex hormone, seems to promote honesty, a new study suggests.
When Adults Smoke in Cars, Child Passengers Suffer: Study
TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking in cars produces levels of harmful particulate pollutants that are far above World Health Organization indoor air standards and likely pose a threat to children's health, a new study reveals.
Millions of Healthy Years of Life Lost to Cancer Worldwide
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 170 million years of healthy life were lost worldwide due to cancer in 2008, according to a new study.
Tainted Steroid Injections May Affect Those Treated for Joint Pain
TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections has so far been focused on back pain patients.
Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A prescription medication originally developed to treat epilepsy may help obese adults shed weight when combined with routine nutritional counseling, researchers say.
More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings Monday about additional drugs produced by the specialty pharmacy at the center of the current meningitis outbreak.
Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
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