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November 11, 2015

Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Hand Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Hand arthritis symptoms may be mild at first, but they can become more severe and make it difficult to grasp ordinary objects.

Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Lead Poisoning

(HealthDay News) -- Lead often is found in the paint in older homes. When ingested by young children, lead can cause serious developmental and health problems.

Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to high levels of a widely used industrial chemical appears to increase a child's risk of obesity, a new study suggests.

Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk for diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five patients who are readmitted to a hospital after having emergency general surgery are there because they developed a surgical site infection, a new study suggests.

Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parental death can be a devastating experience for any child, and a new study suggests it might raise a person's suicide risk well into adulthood.

Gene Therapy in Dogs Offers Glimmer of Hope for Fatal Childhood Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists working with animals say they've made an advance in efforts to develop gene therapy that one day might treat a fatal neurodegenerative disease in children.

Gentle Yoga Safe in Late Pregnancy, Small Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga, even late into pregnancy, appears to be safe for expectant moms, according to a small new study.

Strong Legs Linked to Strong Mind

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having powerful legs might empower your brain as you grow older, researchers report.

Newborn Probiotic Use Tied to Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding probiotics -- good bacteria -- to an infant's feedings in the first month of life may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes for those genetically predisposed to getting the disease, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 11, 2015

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

New Medicare Rules Triple Heart Failure Patients' Access to Cardiac Rehab

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newly expanded Medicare and Medicaid coverage for cardiac rehabilitation has tripled the number of heart failure patients with access to these lifesaving programs, a new study has found.

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