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January 28, 2013

Health Tip: Avoid the Winter Blues

(HealthDay News) -- You may develop a case of the winter blues as the weather gets colder and the days become shorter.

Health Tip: Using Frozen and Canned Foods

(HealthDay News) -- For families on the go, frozen and canned goods can be a lifesaver. But they're no excuse to ignore food safety rules.

Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review

MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Some treatments are more effective than others for relieving constipation in seniors, according to a new review.

First-Ever Guidelines Issued for Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time ever, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers aged 10 to 18.

For Early Cancer, Lumpectomy Beats Mastectomy for Survival: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-conserving surgery for early stage breast cancers may result in better survival than mastectomy, according to a new study.

Lighter Sleep May Dull Memory Skills in Seniors

SUNDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that your memory skills decline as you get older, making it harder for you to pick up new tasks or remember where you put your keys.

Do TV Liquor Ads Drive Kids to Drink?

MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing beer and liquor ads on TV may promote drinking as early as seventh grade and lead to alcohol-related problems just a few years later, a new study suggests.

FDA Approves 3 New Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Friday approved three new medications to help people battle type 2 diabetes.

Health Highlights: Jan. 28, 2013

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

Dog Treats Can Pack on the Pounds, Vets Say

MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Popular dog treats called bully or pizzle sticks may contain more calories than expected and could be contaminated by bacteria, according to a new study.

Three New Drugs Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Three new related drugs designed to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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