Health Tip: Better Manage Stress
(HealthDay News) -- Learning how to control stress can help you feel better and improve your health.
Health Tip: Help Control Constipation During Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Hormonal changes during pregnancy tend to slow digestion and relax bowel muscles, leaving many woman constipated.
Blogging Can Help Calm Anxious Teens: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Blogging appears to help teens deal with social problems, according to a new study.
'Exoskeleton' Helps Paralyzed Stand, Take Steps
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Veteran ski patrol member Mike Rhode was speeding down a snowy slope at Hunter Mountain in New York state when his ski unexpectedly popped off.
U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Might Avert 885,000 Cases
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A national community-based diabetes prevention program in the United States could prevent or delay 885,000 cases of type 2 diabetes over 25 years, a new federal government study says.
Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Listening to music on headphones can help reduce the pain and anxiety experienced by a man as he undergoes a prostate biopsy, new research suggests.
Little Known About How Autism Affects Teen Drivers: Researchers
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of driving-age American teens with a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder are currently driving or plan to drive, and these teens have a number of common characteristics, a new study says.
Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- School-age children exposed to HIV before birth are at increased risk for language problems and could benefit from early diagnosis and classroom intervention, according to a new study.
Three Embryos Are Too Many for IVF: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The ideal number of embryos to implant during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy can be one or two, but should never be more than three, according to a new study that examined this controversial issue.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Less Common in Sunny States
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in sunnier regions of the United States are less likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, a new study says.
Herbal Medicines for Arthritis Not Backed by Evidence
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- There is little evidence to support the widespread use of herbal medicines to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a review of these products.
Partner's 'Viral Load' a Major Factor in HIV Transmission: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The level of the HIV-1 virus in the blood of an HIV-infected person is the single most important risk factor for sexual transmission of HIV to an uninfected partner, a new study of heterosexual couples has found.
Could Internet Addiction Disrupt Brain's Connections?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A small Chinese study suggests that the brains of teenagers who are seemingly addicted to the Internet have abnormal "white matter," the biological insulation that surrounds the wiring between neurons.
Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk?
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- For several years, researchers have studied a possible link between substances called parabens -- widely used as a germ-fighting preservative in cosmetics such as deodorant/antiperspirants -- and breast cancer.
Your Smartphone May Be Stressing You Out
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Compulsively checking your smartphone may not actually be that smart, British researchers warn.
DNA Damage From Chemo May Help Spur Leukemia's Return
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The chemotherapy used to treat a form of adult leukemia sets a trap that can result in the return of the disease within years, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Jan. 12, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Antidepressants While Pregnant Linked to Slight Risk of Lung Problem in Babies
THURSDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use antidepressants called selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors such as Prozac and Celexa during pregnancy run a slight risk of having an infant with high blood pressure in the lungs, a new Swedish study finds.