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December 09, 2014

Health Tip: Stay Safe With a Space Heater

(HealthDay News) -- A space heater provides comforting warmth during the cold days of winter, but it can also pose a significant fire hazard.

Health Tip: Battling Bunion Pain

(HealthDay News) -- A bunion develops when the joint at the base of the big toe becomes swollen and most likely painful.

Insecticide Sprays Don't Offer Extra Protection Against Malaria: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using insecticide sprays along with bed nets does not provide children with more protection against malaria than nets alone, a new study finds.

Male Breast Cancer Is Different

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men's breast cancer differs in some ways from women's, new research finds.

Many Women Don't Lose Those Pregnancy Pounds, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women's fears that pregnancy pounds will linger are validated by new research that suggests three-quarters of new mothers are heavier a year after giving birth than they were before becoming pregnant.

Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who attempted suicide were found to have abnormalities in the frontal areas of their brains, a new study says.

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Dec. 9, 2014

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

Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study.

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