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October 21, 2015

Health Tip: Help Thwart Climate Change

(HealthDay News) -- Do your part to help stem climate change. The solution starts at home.

Health Tip: Help Kids Enjoy Technology

(HealthDay News) -- Today's children are growing up in a digital age, which can be tricky for parents to navigate.

Study Implicates Nuclear Plants in Workers' Cancer Deaths

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to low levels of radiation increases nuclear workers' cancer risk, a new study suggests.

Review Finds Fecal Transplants Work Well But Need Tight Regulation

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The growing use of fecal transplants needs to be carefully controlled, experts say.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Offers Promise for Stroke Victims: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating the unaffected side of a stroke patient's brain might one day help restore arm movement, according to a new study.

Heart Patients Worldwide Missing Out on Key Drugs

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients worldwide don't receive generic life-saving heart medicines that are supposedly affordable, a new study reveals.

'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income families living in "green" public housing may have fewer problems with asthma and other respiratory conditions, a new study finds.

New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society's new breast cancer screening guidelines are likely to face some resistance within the medical community, based on early reaction.

Pot Use Doubles Among Americans in Past Decade: Report

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As laws and attitudes about marijuana have relaxed in the past decade, the number of Americans who say they smoke pot has more than doubled, a new report shows.

Health Highlights: Oct. 21, 2015

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

Coagadex Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Coagadex (coagulation Factor X) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first coagulation factor replacement therapy for people with a rare blood disorder known as hereditary Factor X deficiency.

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