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March 01, 2013

Health Tip: Coping With Itching During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Hormones can trigger many pregnancy discomforts, including itching on the belly, palms of the hands and soles of the feet.

Health Tip: Caring for Chapped Lips

(HealthDay News) -- Cold winter temperatures and bitter winds can leave your lips dry, chapped and sore.

Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- If you have a resilient personality -- if you handle tough situations better or snap back well after a setback -- you're more likely to have better aerobic health, too, according to a new study.

Stress Disorder May Be Common Among ICU Patients on Ventilators

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder, a form of anxiety disorder common among war veterans, was also frequently seen among intensive care patients put on a ventilator, a new study shows.

Gel Manicures Durable, But Can Cause Lasting Problems

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Many women like gel manicures because they are durable and long-lasting, but frequent use can cause nail thinning, brittleness, peeling and cracking, and also hide nail disease, an expert warns.

Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Tattoos have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, but along with that comes a rise in problems such as allergic reactions and infections, an expert says.

Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may run a higher risk of developing asthma, a new study suggests.

1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in four breast cancer patients has symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder shortly after they receive their cancer diagnosis, and the risk is highest in black and Asian patients, a new study reveals.

Kids, Seniors Prone to MRSA Infections Depending on Season: Study

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- The threat posed to children and seniors by potentially deadly strains of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria varies by season, new research finds.

1 in 8 Adults May Have Sensitive Teeth

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- If you sometimes get a jolt of pain in your mouth when you drink or eat something hot or cold, you're not alone: A new survey of U.S. dental offices finds that one in eight people has over-sensitive teeth.

Health Highlights: March 1, 2013

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

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