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July 02, 2013

Health Tip: School Bus Riders Must Follow the Rules

(HealthDay News) -- School children are taught to follow the rules no matter where they are, and waiting for the bus is no exception.

Growing Brain Aneurysms More Likely to Burst: Study

TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Brain aneurysms of all sizes are 12 times more likely to rupture if they are growing, a new study finds.

Tick-Borne Illness Babesiosis a Hazard for Seniors: FDA

TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- A tick-borne illness that can be severe or fatal among seniors, newborns and people with weakened immune systems is becoming more common in certain parts of the United States, federal health officials warn.

Suicide Rate Higher for Adults Who Were Out-of-Shape as Teens: Study

TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were in good physical shape at age 18 were less likely to commit suicide than those who were less fit when they were younger, a new study has found.

ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Safety experts have long warned that all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, pose serious threats to kids, who may not have the strength or judgment to safely operate the bouncy, heavy machines.

New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise

TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Newer-generation "active" video games give a slight boost to children's physical activity levels at home, according to a new study.

Can Long-Term Night Work Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Working the night shift for 30 years or more may double the risk of breast cancer, a new Canadian study suggests.

Study Ties Red and Processed Meats to Worse Colon Cancer Survival

MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- People with colon cancer who continue to eat a lot of red and processed meats may have increased odds of dying from the disease, a new study suggests.

Brain Scans Suggest Marijuana May Squelch Motivation

TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Can chronic pot smoking really turn people into slackers?

Health Highlights: July 2, 2013

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

New Grants Will Help Get Health Insurance for More Kids

TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- More children in low-income families will get health insurance coverage, thanks to nearly $32 million in grants announced by U.S. health officials Tuesday.

Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women: CDC

TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of fatal overdoses of prescription painkillers and other drugs among U.S. women quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, federal officials reported Tuesday.

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