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February 26, 2015

Health Tip: Eat Right to Get Through Winter

(HealthDay News) -- Short days, low temperatures and being stuck inside can take a toll on anyone's mood, including a child's. But the right diet can help boost energy, mood and focus during the winter doldrums.

Health Tip: Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

(HealthDay News) -- Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, colorless, odorless gas that can quickly cause deadly illness.

Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new study suggests.

Rise in Use of Animals for Research

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a surge in the use of animals in experimental research in the United States since the late 1990s, with mice accounting for most of the increase, a new study indicates.

Gene Mutations Tied to Leukemia Rise With Age, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, an increase in genetic mutations that could trigger leukemia seems to be an inevitable part of aging, a new study finds.

U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads is expected to remain unchanged from 2013 to 2014, according to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your odds of suffering from high blood pressure may rise depending on the state you live in, a new study suggests.

Fewer Americans Burdened by Medical Bills: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans struggling to pay medical bills has declined every year since 2011 and particularly since 2013, a new government report shows.

ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the common disorder, a new study finds.

U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. politicians and media outlets hyped the threat of U.S. cases of Ebola last year, according to a newly written personal account by Dr. Craig Spencer, the last American Ebola patient treated in the United States.

Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having good full-service supermarkets in poor neighborhoods doesn't mean children will have healthier diets, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 26, 2015

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

New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination antibiotic Avycaz (ceftazidime-avibactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with complicated infections of the intra-abdominal area or urinary tract, including the kidneys.

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