Health Tip: Ease In-Flight Ear Pain
(HealthDay News) -- Flying can cause discomfort in the ears, and can be especially painful to children with an ear infection.
Health Tip: Keeping a Food Diary
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping a food diary can help you stick to a healthy diet, develop healthy eating habits and monitor caloric intake, which are important in maintaining a healthy weight.
Kids With Psoriasis Get Inconsistent Care
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- How children are treated for psoriasis may depend on whether they see a pediatrician, dermatologist or internist, a new study suggests.
Many Unaware of Plastic Surgery Options After Weight Loss Procedures
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Most of the 220,000 people who undergo weight loss surgery every year are not aware of the follow-up procedures they could have to remove any loose skin they may have, according to a new study by plastic surgeons.
Anti-Wrinkle Gel Might Work Like Botox Without Needles
TUESDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary industry-funded research suggests that a gel based on the active ingredient of the injectable Botox wrinkle treatment could help reduce the lines around the eyes known as crow's feet -- without the pain of needles.
Previous Infant Death Linked to Raised Risk of Stillbirth
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose first baby died within a year of birth are at increased risk for stillbirth in subsequent pregnancies, and the risk is especially high among black women, researchers report.
Mother-Child Death Rates Down But Still Short of 2015 Goal
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Mother and child death rates are declining faster than in the previous decade in more than half the countries around the world, an indication that international efforts to improve mother and child health are having an effect, researchers say.
Could Divorce Trigger Hair Loss in Women?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- As if the heartache of divorce wasn't hardship enough, it appears that women enduring marital break-up may also have to deal with hair loss.
Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Lung Disease
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may offer a thin ray of hope to people suffering from the rapidly fatal lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Traffic Pollution May Raise Short-Term Heart Attack Risk
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution appears to temporarily boost the risk for experiencing a heart attack, new British research suggests.
Scientists Discover Key Gene Mutation Behind Lou Gehrig's Disease
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a genetic mutation common to roughly one-third of two devastating neurological disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting more than a day between dialysis treatments ups the risk of death and hospitalization in people with kidney disease, new research suggests.
Japan Reactor Fallout Reached San Francisco Bay Area: Study
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Traces of radioactive fallout from the Japanese nuclear reactor damaged in the March earthquake were detected around San Francisco Bay, scientists report, but at such low levels they posed no health risk to residents.
Quitting Smoking Could Give Memory a Boost
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- In addition to the many known health benefits of quitting smoking, researchers have now discovered another good reason to kick the habit -- it may help improve your everyday memory.
CDC Moves to Make Organ Transplantation Safer
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- More thorough donor screening and more advanced organ testing to help protect transplant patients from infectious diseases are recommended in a draft of an updated organ transplant guideline released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- With plenty of influenza vaccine available, U.S. health officials urged Americans Wednesday to get a flu shot.
Movement Disorders on YouTube Not What They Seem, Experts Warn
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Most depictions of movement disorders on the popular video-sharing website YouTube are not what they claim to be, warn a group of neurologists who reviewed them.
Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Since the 2006 introduction of routine inoculation against rotavirus -- a leading cause of diarrhea in infants and young children -- almost 65,000 fewer American children have been hospitalized and about $278 million in healthcare costs have been saved, according to new research.