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September 08, 2014

Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Eye injuries are common in the workplace, particularly in environments exposed to projectiles, inclement weather or chemicals.

Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times

(HealthDay News) -- Seniors are often faced with life-changing events, from the loss of loved ones to health problems.

Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise

SATURDAY, Sept. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new single-dose, injected drug appears safe and effective at helping ease flu symptoms, two new studies show.

Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who smoke before becoming a parent may put their children at increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests.

Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study

SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests.

Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of cancer in American children and teens remained stable during the last decade, rates of thyroid cancer and kidney cancer seemed to be on the rise, a new study says.

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While a burly kid on the playground may be the stereotype of a childhood bully, a new study suggests some of the most damaging bullies are as close to home as you can get: They're siblings who tease, make fun of and physically hurt their brothers and sisters.

Study Finds Drop in Kids' Hospital-Related Infections

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer children are developing infections related to their care in the hospital than they were seven years ago, according to a new study.

Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial

SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine has shown promise in a trial involving monkeys.

Latest U.S. Ebola Patient Getting Better, Doctors Report

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The third American health care worker to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa is getting better, but his chances of a full recovery are still not certain, the U.S. doctors treating him said Sunday.

Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2014

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

Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 10 States

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 10 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak.

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