Sleep Duration Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in People With Insomnia
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a link between sleep duration and suicidal thoughts among people with insomnia.
Common Glaucoma Drug May Cause Droopy Eyelids, Study Finds
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs commonly used to treat glaucoma may cause droopy eyelids and other side effects that can interfere with vision, according to a new study.
High Cadmium Levels May Raise Risk for Dying From Liver Disease: Study
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- People with high levels of cadmium in their urine are much more likely to die of liver disease than those with lower levels, a new study finds.
Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income, minority parents have more realistic views about their teens' sexual activity and are more open to vaccinating their daughters against the cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), a small new study contends.
Many Medical Students Have Anti-Fat Bias, Study Finds
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Two out of five medical students have an unconscious bias against obese people, a new study found.
Sharp Rise in ICU Admissions From U.S. Emergency Rooms
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. patients admitted to hospitals' intensive care units after spending time in an emergency room has increased by nearly 50 percent, according to new research.
Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five parents think they have little control over whether their teens take up smoking, drinking or illicit drug use, a new U.S. government survey finds.
Storm Chasers: Born to Be Wild?
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- We've all seen them: the surfers who race to the beach when a hurricane hits, the guy who decides to ride out the storm in his overmatched boat, the tornado chasers who fearlessly steer their cars alongside a scary-looking funnel cloud.
Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three out of four pregnant women experience bowel problems such as constipation and diarrhea, but these issues don't significantly affect their quality of life, a new study finds.
Top-Ranked Golfer Beats Scoliosis
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- As a world-class golfer, Stacy Lewis' accomplishments are remarkable. But it was a physical challenge in her childhood that defined her ascent to the top of her sport.
Health Tip: Pack the Right Equipment for Running Trails
(HealthDay News) -- Running, walking or hiking trails can be a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise.
Health Tip: Pondering Allergy Shots?
(HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots, also called immunotherapy, can help allergy sufferers control symptoms and find relief.
Health Highlights: May 24, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Could Statins Raise Diabetes Risk?
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Certain statins -- the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs -- may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat at fast-food restaurants are consuming significantly more calories than they realize -- and teens are the worst offenders, a new study found.