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November 29, 2012

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hot Water Burns

(HealthDay News) -- Hot water from baths or shows can pose a serious scalding hazard for you and your children.

Health Tip: If Dementia Causes Sleep Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems are common in people with dementia, but there are things caregivers can do to help their charges get a peaceful night's rest.

Climbers With Altitude Sickness Show Signs of Brain Bleeds Years Later

THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Mountain climbers who develop a potentially fatal type of high-altitude sickness can have traces of bleeding in the brain long after they recover, according to a new German study.

Despite More 'Healthy' Options, Little Change in Fast-Food Calorie Counts

THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- You'd like a salad? Want some fries with that?

Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades

THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Lower school grades among depressed adolescents are linked to behavior problems, not their depression, a new study finds.

New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises the possibility of a DNA-based blood test that doctors could routinely use to determine whether a patient has cancer.

Boys With Undescended Testicles at Higher Risk for Testicular Cancer: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Boys whose testes have not descended at birth have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer later in life, a new study says.

Brain Scans Show Differences in Adults With Autism

THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans done on groups of men with autism show distinct differences in both the volume of specific regions and the activity of cells that signal a possible immune response, two new studies suggest.

Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury

THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Noninvasive stimulation of nerves in the brain and wrist may temporarily improve hand movement in people with partial spinal cord injuries, an early study suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 29, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Simple Formula May Predict Obesity Risk at Birth

THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Can a child's risk of becoming obese be predicted at birth?

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