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August 02, 2013

Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Eating foods that contain certain nutrients may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes continue producing some insulin for as long as two years, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Canning Your Own Food?

(HealthDay News) -- Home canning can help you enjoy homegrown foods all year long. But do it wrong, and the consequences could be deadly.

Health Tip: Check for Skin Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, but if caught early, it's often treatable. Performing a self-check can help identify any skin abnormalities quickly.

Sense of Smell Determined by Genes, Study Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic differences appear to explain why some people can smell certain odors and others can't, researchers say.

Childhood Abuse Linked to Later Thyroid Problems for Women

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffered physical abuse during childhood are at increased risk for thyroid problems, according to a new study.

Male Holocaust Survivors May Live Longer Than Prewar Jewish Emigrants

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Male Holocaust survivors from Poland have a longer life expectancy than Jewish men in the same age group who left Poland before the start of World War II, a new study finds.

'Retail Therapy' Might Not Be So Bad After All

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Those who love to shop are often painted as lonely souls, trying to fill a void by buying -- and becoming even more isolated in the process.

Smart Technology May Help Kids With Autism Learn, Communicate

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Already embraced by millions for their portability and ease-of-use, new Canadian research suggests that smart technologies such as the iPad and iPod may also serve as therapeutic tools for a very specific group: children with autism.

More Follow-Up Needed for Kids With High Blood Pressure Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have a high blood pressure reading at the doctor's office typically don't receive the recommended follow-up blood pressure readings within a month, a large new study finds.

Health Highlights: Aug. 2, 2013

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

FDA Warns of Rare Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used painkiller acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, can cause rare but serious skin reactions and a warning about this danger will be added to product labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

400 Now Sickened in Stomach Bug Outbreak

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of infection with the foodborne cyclospora parasite has now reached 400 cases and spread to 16 states and New York City, according to the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report issued Friday.

FDA Defines 'Gluten-Free' for Food Labels

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- That loaf of bread or can of soup may be labeled "gluten-free," but is it really? To help the nearly 3 million Americans who have celiac disease and must avoid gluten, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said that it is issuing new rules for marketing such food products.

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