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October 26, 2015

Health Tip: Healthy Skin Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune

(HealthDay News) -- A good skin care regimen doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. But it should leave your skin clean and full of moisture.

Health Tip: Preventing Sprains and Strains

(HealthDay News) -- For anyone who exercises, especially athletes, sprains and strains are a part of the game.

Pediatricians' Group Urges Action on Climate Change

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dirtier air, heat stress, greater exposure to Lyme disease -- these and other threats to children will increase because of climate change, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians warns.

Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools

SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 U.S. schools reported at least one student who suffered a severe allergic reaction during the 2013-14 school year, new research shows.

Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: Study

SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting tackling during high school football practices can significantly reduces players' concussion rates, a new study indicates.

Light Meal During Labor May Be Safe for Most Women: Study

SATURDAY, Oct. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Labor and delivery is often a grueling ordeal for many women, and current guidelines rule out eating.

Nitrous Oxide OK During Surgery for People With Heart Disease

SUNDAY, Oct. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," is a safe anesthetic for surgery patients who have or are at risk of heart disease, a new study finds.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Program Didn't Reduce Injuries: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A program designed to prevent "shaken baby syndrome" in North Carolina didn't reduce rates of infant head injuries caused by this form of child abuse, a new study finds.

Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes should be raised to 21 across the United States, according to a new policy recommendation released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is no need to ban tackling from youth football, but players need the right training and supervision to cut their odds of injury, new guidelines from a leading group of pediatricians state.

Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most boys in the United States aren't receiving the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine alongside their other scheduled inoculations, largely because doctors fail to recommend it or adequately explain its benefits to parents, a new U.S. government study says.

How Cancer Wreaks Havoc on Family Finances

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis exacts an enormous toll on a person's health, and new research says it can also devastate a patient's ability to continue working and maintain financial stability.

Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco Products, FDA Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Candy, fruit and other flavorings are hooking America's next generation of nicotine addicts, a new U.S. government study finds.

Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

SUNDAY, Oct. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study on how often medication errors occur during surgery, researchers report that mistakes were made during almost half of the operations they analyzed.

Health Highlights: Oct. 26, 2015

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

Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer: WHO

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Processed meats, the likes of which include bacon, hot dogs and sausages, can cause cancer and red meat may do the same, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.

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