Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe
(HealthDay News) -- Parents of new drivers can breathe a bit easier by setting safety rules for their teens.
Health Tip: Help Children Eat Healthier
(HealthDay News) -- Want to get kids to eat healthy foods? Start with eating a healthier diet yourself.
Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few extra cups of coffee each month might help prevent the development of an autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a new study suggests.
Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children who swallow high-powered magnets often need surgery and other invasive procedures to remove the objects, according to a new study.
Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution and noise pollution both may boost the risk of heart disease, new research from Germany suggests.
Women Less Likely to Get Trauma Center Care After Injury: Study
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study has uncovered an apparent gender bias in the hospital setting, with women less likely than men to get trauma center care following a severe injury.
Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A child whose mother lived near heavy traffic while pregnant faces a relatively higher risk for developing a respiratory infection before the age of 3, a new study suggests.
Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research.
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who are diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to become obese adults as those who didn't have the disorder when they were young, a new 30-year study shows.
Many Can Blame Family for Their Bunions
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- If you've got bunions, chances are others in your family suffer from the common foot disorder, with a new study finding the condition is often passed down from parents to children.
Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study
SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be caused by -- Alzheimer's disease.
Nighttime Docs at ICUs Don't Boost Patient Outcomes: Study
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Although many hospital intensive care units have a nighttime attending physician on staff to help improve outcomes, new research suggests this may have no clear benefit to patients.
New Device May Show Doctors More of the Colon
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new device that gives doctors a better view during colonoscopies may help them miss fewer suspicious growths during those exams, a new study shows.
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- The older vaccine for whooping cough that was phased out in the late 1990s is more effective than the current version of the vaccine, a new study contends.
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- As the American Psychiatric Association unveiled last week the latest edition of what is considered the "bible" of modern psychiatry, the uproar over its many changes continues.
Health Highlights: May 20, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Revised Sunscreen Labels Should Help Consumers Make Wiser Choices
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists are saying that new federally mandated labeling laws for sunscreens should help Americans make smarter choices when it comes to products that provide the best sun protection.
Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Music can help soothe the fear and anxiety of critically ill patients who have been placed on ventilators, reducing both their stress and their need for sedatives, according to a new study.