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October 10, 2013

Health Tip: Help Children Quit Thumb Sucking

(HealthDay News) -- Thumb sucking can cause problems with your child's teeth and mouth, so it's best to have the child quit the habit early.

Health Tip: Concerned About Urinary Incontinence?

(HealthDay News) -- Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the flow of urine. In addition to being a medical problem, it affects a person's behavior and overall well-being.

High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese children have a high risk of developing high blood pressure, a new study warns.

Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Some breast cancer patients who've had breast reconstruction after mastectomy also undergo cosmetic surgery in an effort to further boost their self-image and self-esteem, according to a new study.

People With Type 1 Diabetes May Still Have Insulin-Producing Cells

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Most people with type 1 diabetes still have active insulin-producing cells in their pancreas, a new study shows.

Too Much Online Health Info May Worsen Worriers' Anxiety

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Going online to search for health information may not be a good idea for people who fear uncertainty, according to a new study.

History of Falls Linked to Post-Surgery Complications in Seniors

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who've had one or more falls in the six months prior to surgery are at increased risk for poorer outcomes after their operation, according to a new study.

Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Practicing yoga may not ease menopausal hot flashes, but it might help women sleep a bit easier, a new clinical trial suggests.

Breast-Feeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast implants shouldn't worry that breast-feeding will cause sagging, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2013

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

Consumers Frustrated With First Days of Health Exchanges, Poll Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new poll of consumer satisfaction with the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges confirms what headlines having been saying since the online marketplaces' launch: things have not gone smoothly.

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