Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- American mothers watch more TV and get less physical activity today than mothers did four decades ago, a new study finds.
Fertility Treatments Behind High Rates of Multiple Births: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past four decades, the rate of twin, triplet and other multiple births has soared, largely the result of fertility treatments, a new study finds.
Suicide Try While Young a 'Red Flag' for Lifelong Struggles, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People who attempt suicide before their mid-20s are at increased risk for mental and physical health problems later in life, a new study finds.
Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Morphine appears to reduce the effectiveness of the commonly used blood-thinning drug Plavix, which could hamper emergency-room efforts to treat heart attack victims, Austrian researchers report.
TB Vaccine May Work Against Multiple Sclerosis: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine normally used to thwart the respiratory illness tuberculosis also might help prevent the development of multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, a new study suggests.
Insecticide-Laced Underwear No Match for Lice
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Insecticide-treated underwear won't wipe out lice infestations in homeless shelters, according to a new study.
FDA Renews Warning on HeartStart Defibrillator Failures
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of thousands of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) made by Philips Healthcare might not deliver a needed shock to the heart in an emergency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an updated warning.
New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- By counting the number of cancer-fighting immune cells inside tumors, scientists say they may have found a way to predict survival from ovarian cancer.
OMG, Guys Can Talk Like Valley Girls, Too?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- You can talk like a "Valley Girl" -- even if you're a guy -- a new study contends.
Study: Pollen Allergies May Raise Risk for Blood Cancers in Women
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women with pollen allergies may be at increased risk for blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, a new study suggests.
Many at Risk for Diabetes and Don't Know It, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that many Americans who are at risk for type 2 diabetes don't believe they are, and their doctors may not be giving them a clear message about their risk.
Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Data that details every gene in the DNA of 410 people with Alzheimer's disease can now be studied by researchers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced this week.
Health Highlights: Dec. 4, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have mammograms every 12 to 18 months have less chance of lymph node involvement than those who wait longer, therefore improving their outlook, according to an early new study.
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows.
Healthy Blood Flow Seen a Year After Face Transplants
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The blood vessels in face transplant patients reorganize themselves after the procedure, researchers report.
Health Tip: Toys to Avoid for Young Children
(HealthDay News) -- Toys with straps or strings -- even guitar straps -- can pose a strangulation hazard for young children.
Health Tip: Prevent Headaches in Teens
(HealthDay News) -- Headaches are common among teenagers, whose busy and irregular schedules can be a prime factor.