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November 19, 2014

Health Tip: Make Home Safer for Alzheimer's

(HealthDay News) -- People with Alzheimer's disease may wander or forget how to use household appliances such as a stove, making home a more dangerous place.

Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion

(HealthDay News) -- While the common cold is rarely serious, the American Academy of Pediatrics says young children may have as many as eight to 10 colds in their first two years.

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with congenital heart disease are at low risk for heart-related complications when they give birth, a new study finds.

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being able to examine a 3-D model of the heart may boost surgeons' ability to treat patients born with complex cardiac defects, a new study suggests.

Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who need a heart transplant may be better off if they get a new heart as soon as possible rather than waiting for a perfect match, according to a new study.

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strapping an oxygen mask to someone suffering a heart attack might make their heart attack worse, new research suggests.

U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New federal mandates controlling the types of meals served at U.S. schools may actually promote eating habits tied to obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Raise Early Death Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having low levels of vitamin D because of your genetics may raise the risk of early death, a new study suggests.

Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Police face a higher risk of sudden cardiac death when they're restraining or chasing suspects or engaging in altercations, compared to routine duties, according to new research.

Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Improved coordination between paramedics and hospitals can reduce heart attack deaths nearly fivefold by getting patients quicker treatment, a new study shows.

Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More babies are being born at full term, resulting in fewer infant deaths, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at higher risk for moles or freckling in childhood, which are often precursors to the deadly skin cancer melanoma later in life.

Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The third Thursday of November is almost here, and that's a key annual date for many health advocates -- the Great American Smokeout.

Health Highlights: Nov. 19, 2014

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

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