Outgoing Young People Become Happier Seniors: Survey
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- People who were outgoing and energetic as young adults seem to be happier with their lives by the time they hit retirement age, a new study suggests.
Ultrasound Device Might Be a Mood Booster
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine putting on special ultrasound headphones and cheering up when you're feeling blue. Such a device could someday be an option, a new small study suggests.
Migraines Linked to Artery Networks in Brain
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers are more likely than other people to have an incomplete network of arteries that supply blood to the brain, researchers have found.
Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Having friends is healthy for anyone, and young homeless people are no exception.
'Superbug' Can Spread to Nearby Hospitals
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A common drug-resistant "superbug" spreads among hospitals through a domino effect, according to a new study.
Soda Tax Won't Curb Obesity, Study Contends
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Taxing sodas and other sugary beverages won't help reduce obesity because consumers would switch to other high-calorie foods and drinks that aren't taxed, a new study contends.
Health Tip: Got Enough Breast Milk?
(HealthDay News) -- While most women produce enough breast milk to feed their babies, low milk supply is a concern for many mothers.
Health Tip: Keep Pet Food Safe
(HealthDay News) -- Fido or Fluffy deserve the same confidence as you do -- that their food will be safe to eat.
Pictures May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Self-Exams
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Pictures can make a strong impression: People who see images of skin cancer are more likely to do skin examinations, according to a new study.
Lasers in Toys Can Cause Serious Eye Damage, FDA Warns
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Lasers in toys can be dangerous to children and those around them, posing the risk of serious eye injuries and even blindness, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Health Highlights: Aug. 9, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 307 in 37 States
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) ---- More than 300 people in 37 states have been sickened to date in a major multistate outbreak of salmonella infection linked to baby poultry, U.S. government health officials reported Friday.
Quarterback's Death, NFL Study Split Over Brain Disorder
FRIDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The dispute over whether playing football raises the risk of developing a degenerative brain disorder has surfaced again with reports on the death of a former Michigan college quarterback and findings from a study involving 500 former NFL players.