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February 19, 2013

Health Tip: Using a Hot Tub

(HealthDay News) -- A hot tub can still breed germs, and due to its high temperature, should be used properly.

Health Tip: Take Good Care of Dentures

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to take good care of dentures and keep them clean, just like you would your natural teeth.

Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Modifying an infant's diet to include the protein gluten while the mother is still breast-feeding could lower the risk of celiac disease, a common intestinal disorder, according to a new Swedish study.

Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The new SARS-like "coronavirus" that first emerged in the Middle East can invade the lungs and immune system as easily as the common cold, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Feb. 19, 2013

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

Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says

MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The coffee or other caffeinated beverages a woman drinks during her pregnancy might up the odds for a low birth weight newborn or an extended pregnancy, a new study says.

Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey suggests that while public health campaigns have prompted a growing number of American women to recognize that heart disease is the biggest risk to their well-being, a racial gap in awareness remains as wide as ever.

Fluorescent Tracer 'Lights Up' Brain Tumor for Surgery

TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Neurosurgeons report that they harnessed the power of fluorescent light to illuminate a brain tumor so the entire growth could be removed.

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