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January 26, 2015

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Managing shoulder arthritis is easier if your doctor diagnoses the condition correctly and early.

Health Tip: Getting a Good Day's Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- When you work the night shift, it may be difficult to fall asleep during the daylight hours.

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana shouldn't be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood neglect is associated with changes in the brain's white matter, a small study shows.

Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests.

78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California now stands at 78, health officials reported Friday.

Reducing Work-Family Conflict May Improve Sleep

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Employees enrolled in a program to reduce work-family conflicts reported improved sleep, a new study says.

Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with certain behavior problems are more likely to have sex at an early age, a new study reveals.

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study.

Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Siblings who share a diagnosis of autism often don't share the same autism-linked genes, according to a new study.

Could Premature Birth Affect Adult Relationships, Self-Esteem?

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who were born prematurely are less likely than their peers to have intimate relationships, and may see themselves as somewhat less attractive, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2015

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

New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Bexsero vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent the "serogroup B" form of bacterial meningitis among people aged 10 through 25.

Natpara Approved for Hormone Disorder Causing Low Blood Calcium

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Natpara (parathyroid hormone) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control low blood calcium among people with hypoparathyroidism.

How to Stay Safe When Riding Out a Blizzard

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As a potentially record-breaking blizzard pummels the U.S. Northeast, there are steps residents should take to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, doctors say.

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