Health Tip: Triggers for Hiatal Hernia
(HealthDay News) -- A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach protrudes into the chest through the diaphragm, often forcing stomach contents to back into the esophagus.
Health Tip: Shopping for Skin Care Products
(HealthDay News) -- When choosing cosmetics, cleansers and moisturizers, it's important to know your skin type.
Kids Benefit From Doctors' Antismoking Counseling: Experts
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Primary-care doctors need to provide education and counseling to help prevent children and teens from smoking, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Worse Outcomes Seen When Patients Leave Hospital Against Medical Advice
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who leave the hospital against medical advice are more likely to be readmitted or die than other patients, a new long-term study finds.
Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Parents sometimes fabricate an illness in children, and doctors and other health care providers need to be on the lookout for this type of child abuse, experts warn.
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 20 times more likely to exhibit some traits of autism than children without ADHD, according to a new study.
New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test combined with an ultrasound exam may help doctors catch ovarian cancer while it's still treatable, a new study shows.
Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Preschoolers: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who stutter typically do not suffer emotional or social problems because of it, and even tend to have stronger language skills than their peers, a new study suggests.
Gene Study Helps Advance Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who identified 105 new genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis say their findings will improve diagnosis and could increase the number of patients who receive individualized drug treatment.
Scientists Pinpoint Source of Mercury in Pacific Ocean Fish
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of mercury in Pacific Ocean fish are likely to rise over coming decades, say researchers who report they've discovered how mercury gets into open-ocean fish.
Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Most breast-feeding moms can safely take the medications and vaccines they need, without fear they'll harm a nursing infant, according to a new report from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.
Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: