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July 26, 2013

Herbal Meds, Cosmetic Surgery a Bad Mix: Experts

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- About half of patients take herbal and other supplements before undergoing cosmetic facial plastic surgery, according to a new study.

Health Tip: Keep Bed Bugs at Bay

(HealthDay News) -- People who travel or buy used furniture should make sure they haven't brought home any unwanted guests: bed bugs.

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heat Illness

(HealthDay News) -- Prolonged exposure to high temperatures and high humidity can make you dangerously sick.

Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who spent at least one night a week away from their mothers had weaker bonds with their mothers than infants who were with their mothers every night, a new study finds.

Technology Mishaps Behind 1 in 4 Operating Room Errors: Study

THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- About one-fourth of operating room errors are caused by technology and equipment problems, but a preoperative surgical checklist could halve the error rate, a new study says.

Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Important differences between Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) suggest that MERS won't prove as dangerous as SARS, researchers report.

Lethal New Virus in Monkeys Shows Potential to Infect Humans

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new and highly lethal type of virus that can spread from monkey to monkey may also be able to spread from monkeys to humans, a new study finds.

Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests.

Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with dementia who use certain blood pressure medications may have a slower rate of mental decline, new research suggests.

Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium occurs in nearly half of older patients right after they have major surgery with general anesthesia, a small, new study finds.

Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Bedsores affect hospitalized children more often than previously believed and most of them are caused by medical devices, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: July 26, 2013

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

New Test Detects TB and Antibiotic Resistance

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new test to detect bacteria that cause tuberculosis and simultaneously determine if the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic rifampin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Proposes New Safety Rules for Imported Food

FRIDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- Faced with more reports of illness outbreaks linked to imported foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed new rules that would have these products meet the same safety standards as food grown in the United States.

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