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February 04, 2016
Health Tip: Pack Your Car With Winter Weather Essentials
(HealthDay News) -- During the unpredictable winter months, it's a good idea to pack your car with some emergency essentials -- in case you're stranded.
Health Tip: Understanding Metabolism
(HealthDay News) -- It seems some people can eat whatever they want and not gain an ounce, while others have to watch every nibble.
Bear Belly Might Hold Clues to Obesity in Humans
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in their gut microbes help bears prepare for hibernation, according to laboratory research that may hold clues for combating obesity in people.
Exercise May Prevent Harmful Falls in Men
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise reduces older men's risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.
Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests.
Head Injuries May Explain Henry VIII's Erratic Behavior, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Henry VIII's reign was a tumultuous one, and new research suggests the monarch's erratic behavior may have been linked to brain injuries similar to those affecting some pro football players today.
Steroids Might Help More Than Just Very Premature Babies: Study
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving steroids to pregnant women at risk for late preterm delivery may reduce the risk of severe respiratory problems in their babies, a new study finds.
Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) might have a slightly increased risk of developing blood cancer, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Feb. 4, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Majority of Americans and Canadians Expects Cancer Cure in Their Lifetime
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of American and Canadian adults believe a cure for cancer will be found in their lifetime, and that a cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence, according to a new Harris Poll.
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them.