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December 09, 2013

Health Tip: Exercising With Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise can help ease the pain and discomfort of arthritis, but it may be easier to get active at certain times of day when your arthritis isn't flaring.

Health Tip: Caring for Someone With Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- When you're caring for someone with cancer, managing many medications can feel like a juggling act.

Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care

SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Money problems can prevent women from getting recommended breast cancer treatments, a new study suggests.

Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer

SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes might be at somewhat higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a large, long-term study.

Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds

SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of epilepsy patients who have brain surgery to treat the seizure disorder find it improves their mood and their ability to work and drive, a new study reveals.

Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- White children in the United States have higher liver transplant survival rates than blacks and other minority children, a new study finds.

Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine

SATURDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Few people realize how effective the vaccines against HPV (human papillomavirus) are for preventing cervical cancer, and even fewer talk about the vaccine with their doctors, according to a survey of more than 1,400 people.

Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Violent movie characters are also likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and engage in sexual behavior in films rated appropriate for children over 12, according to a new study.

New Hepatitis C Drug Approved by FDA

SATURDAY, Dec. 7, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new hepatitis C drug that can be taken as a pill once a day was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday.

Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia, Other Blood Cancers

SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research shows that gene therapy might one day be a powerful weapon against leukemia and other blood cancers.

Health Highlights: Dec. 9, 2013

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

Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are falling out of high chairs at alarming rates, according to a new safety study that found high chair accidents increased 22 percent between 2003 and 2010.

Sovaldi Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic infection with Hepatitis C. It's considered a breakthrough medication since it's the first such drug that does not require same-time administration of interferon, the agency said in a news release.

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