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March 19, 2014

Health Tip: Maintaining Healthy Joints

(HealthDay News) -- Taking good care of your joints can help prevent pain, stiffness and other common symptoms of arthritis as you get older.

Health Tip: Floss Your Child's Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- To keep teeth and gums clean and healthy, flossing is a must. Parents should make sure children's teeth are more than properly brushed, but also flossed.

Human-Type Epilepsy Discovered in Sea Lions

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When exposed to a certain toxin in algae, sea lions develop a form of epilepsy similar to that in people, a new study says.

No-Fridge Nasal Vaccines on the Horizon

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nasal-spray vaccines that don't require refrigeration -- which are still in the experimental stage -- could help protect people in remote regions from future disease outbreaks, according to a researcher.

Hepatitis C Patients With HIV May Face Higher Risk of Liver Disease

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with hepatitis C, the risk of serious liver disease is much higher in those who also have HIV than in those without the AIDS-causing virus, a new study finds.

Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antiviral drug Tamiflu reduced the risk of death by 25 percent among adults hospitalized during the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic, according to a new review.

Genes May Influence Weight Gain From Fried Foods: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics help determine whether a frequent diet of fried food will make you fat, according to a new Harvard study.

Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin -- sold under the brand name Zocor -- appeared to slow brain shrinkage in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a small, early study from England.

New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new at-home stool test screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy, researchers report.

Health Highlights: March 19, 2014

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

Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A 65-year-old American woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, while a man the same age has about a 1 in 11 chance.

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