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October 14, 2016

Health Tip: Get Enough Dietary Iron

(HealthDay News) -- Iron is an essential nutrient in a healthy diet. Here are some good sources, courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

Health Tip: Preparing Your Baby for a Sibling

(HealthDay News) -- Bringing a baby into the family is a big adjustment, especially for the youngest of the family who must adjust to the role of older sibling.

Dogs Too Smart to Follow Useless Advice

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs are less likely than children to follow useless instructions, researchers say.

Now Hear This: Wind Noise Can Pose Threat to Cyclists

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cyclists may be at risk of hearing loss from wind noise, researchers report.

Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A protein in breast milk helps protect premature babies from hospital-acquired infections, according to a new study.

Which Generation Has Better Work Ethic?

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Boomers brace yourselves: You don't have a stronger work ethic than those in later generations, a new study finds.

More Evidence Linking Obesity to Liver Cancer

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a large waistline, a high body mass index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes, may raise your risk for liver cancer, a new study suggests.

Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A multiple sclerosis drug usually reserved for people in the late stages of the disease seems to offer long-term remission in newly diagnosed patients, researchers report.

Exercise Can Help Manage Type 1 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise can benefit people with type 1 diabetes who are on insulin pumps, a small study suggests.

Texting While Parenting: A 21st Century Trap

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents, which do you respond to first -- your ring tone or your toddler's crying?

Smokeless Tobacco Product Tied to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Death

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokeless tobacco called snus may increase a prostate cancer patient's risk of death, according to a new study.

Study Identifies Genetic Subtypes of Crohn's Disease

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Crohn's disease appears to have at least two distinct genetic subtypes, which could explain why the condition is so hard to treat, a new study suggests.

Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've been infected with Zika face a low risk for another bout with the virus that can cause birth defects, a new study contends.

Florida Officials Announce New Zika Zone in Miami

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new Zika zone was declared Thursday by Florida health officials, only weeks after a nearby neighborhood was cleared of the mosquito-borne virus following aggressive aerial spraying of insecticides.

Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2016

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

Scientists Launch Project to Map Every Cell in Human Body

FRIDAY, Oct. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A project to describe every cell in the human body would have been unrealistic just a few years ago. But international scientists meeting in London Friday said they believe this vast undertaking is now within reach.

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