Health Tip: Keep Your Family Fit
(HealthDay News) -- You don't have to make staying fit a go-it-alone activity. Have the rest of the family join in.
Health Tip: Support Your Back While Sitting
(HealthDay News) -- When you sit at a desk for hours on end, your back may complain at the end of a long day.
School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking prevention programs in schools do work, reducing the number of children and teens who later become smokers, a large new review found.
Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are obese in their early 20s have a significantly increased risk of dying or of having serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease by the time they reach age 55, a new long-term study indicates.
Blind Cords Pose Danger to Toddlers, Doctors Warn
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are at high risk for accidentally strangling themselves with window blind cords and parents need to be aware of this threat, doctors report.
Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Ideal amounts of vitamin D supplementation for breast-feeding infants are unclear, according to a new study.
Preemies' Increased Survival Comes With No Rise in Disabilities: Study
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants are more likely to have mental and physical disabilities than full-term infants, but rates of such disabilities aren't rising, new research says.
Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of people having a stroke don't call 911, even though that's the fastest route to potentially lifesaving treatment, a new study reports.
Paralyzed Patient Moves Prosthetic Arm With Her Mind
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like science fiction, but researchers are gaining ground in developing mind-controlled robotic arms that could give people with paralysis or amputated limbs more independence.
Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new study failed to find any evidence to back up a suggested association between Lyme disease and autism spectrum disorders.
Health Highlights: April 30, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Preteen girls may get the same immune response against human papillomavirus (HPV) with two doses of vaccine as young women get with the full three-shot series, a new study suggests.
Kcentra Approved to Stop Severe Bleeding in Heart Patients
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Kcentra (prothrombin complex concentrate, human) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe acute bleeding in adults after administration of the anti-clotting drug warfarin and similar products.