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January 27, 2015

Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children

(HealthDay News) -- There are things parents can do to help prevent urinary tract infections among children.

Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents

(HealthDay News) -- Bedwetting is common among children who are learning to use the potty. Experts say it's important for parents to handle accidents carefully, without embarrassing the child.

A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Elise Jackson remembers very clearly the day her son was born: It was May 8, 2002, and Elijah had arrived 15 weeks before his due date.

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report.

Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daily drinking increases the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, a new study found.

Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The blizzard conditions and frigid cold blanketing the U.S. Northeast pose numerous health threats, a doctor warns.

Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds.

MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2015

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

Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions may damage areas of the brain related to memory in National Football League players. And that damage might linger long after the players leave the sport, according to a small study.

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