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May 29, 2015

Health Tip: Don't Use Food as a Reward

(HealthDay News) -- Food shouldn't be used as a reward to encourage good behavior in children, experts say. Children should learn that food is to fuel the body, not an indulgence.

Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From Corneal Abrasion

(HealthDay News) -- A corneal abrasion is the medical term for a scratch on the eye's cornea.

Vets With PTSD Might Need Sleep Apnea Screening: Study

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For U.S. veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the risk of sleep apnea increases along with the severity of the mental health condition, a new study contends.

Inmates Denied Methadone Less Likely to Choose Treatment When Released

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug addicts forced off methadone maintenance treatment while in prison are much less likely to seek such treatment when they're released than inmates who keep receiving the treatment, a new study finds.

Excess Weight Linked to Worse Prostate Cancer Prognosis

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests.

Millennials Turning Their Backs on Religion

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millennials -- those born in the 1980s and 1990s -- are the least religious generation of Americans in the last six decades, a new study says.

Health Highlights: May 29, 2015

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

150 People May Have Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim: CDC

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- At least 150 people may have had contact with a New Jersey man who died Monday in that state of Lassa fever, but most of them aren't at serious risk of infection, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

FDA Warns of Complications From Facial Fillers

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soft tissue fillers used in cosmetic procedures can accidentally be injected into blood vessels in the face and cause serious harm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Rapamune Approved for Rare Lung Disease

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rapamune (sirolimus) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare, progressive lung disease that mostly affects women of childbearing age.

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