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July 09, 2013

Health Tip: Easing Restless Legs Syndrome

(HealthDay News) -- There are things you can do to ease symptoms of restless leg syndrome -- characterized by the overwhelming desire to move the legs. A person with RLS also typically has sensations of tugging, throbbing, pulling or creeping of the legs.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Hand Eczema

(HealthDay News) -- Hand eczema is characterized by itchy, red, dry and tender hands. It may surprise you to learn that "dishpan hands" are a form of hand eczema.

That Bad Boss May Be Toxic to Your Family, Too

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family's well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests.

Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Too few doctors follow U.S. guidelines for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer screening, according to a new study.

Cat Poop May Pose Neighborhood Health Risk

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Parasites in cat droppings may pose a potential public health problem, experts warn.

Singing Together Fosters Harmonious Hearts

MONDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- When choir members sing together, their heartbeats become synchronized, researchers have found.

Mother's Immune System Might Play Role in Certain Cases of Autism

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Some mothers of children with autism appear to have immune system antibodies in their blood that attack brain proteins in their fetuses, a new study finds.

Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who receive their first solid food either early or late -- before the age of 4 months or at 6 months or older -- are at increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, new research suggests.

Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Going to bed at different times every night appears to reduce children's brainpower, a new British study suggests.

Obesity May Reduce Odds of IVF Success, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who receive donated eggs for in vitro fertilization (IVF) are less likely than women of normal weight to have a successful pregnancy.

Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women at high risk of breast cancer should discuss with their doctors the use of so-called chemopreventive drugs to reduce that risk, according to a new practice guideline issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should just skip the controversial PSA test, a new survey suggests.

Health Highlights: July 9, 2013

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

Country Singer Randy Travis in Critical Condition With Heart Infection

TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Country music singer Randy Travis was listed in critical condition Tuesday following surgery in a Dallas hospital to treat a viral heart infection.

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