Health Tip: Help Contain Conjunctivitis
(HealthDay News) -- Conjunctivitis, commonly called pinkeye, is
a contagious infection affecting the membrane that covers the white
part of the eye and the inner eyelid. The eyes of someone with
conjunctivitis can appear very red and irritated.
Health Tip: Returning Home After Hip Fracture
(HealthDay News) -- Home life after surgery to repair a hip
fracture is much different than it was before your injury. The
simplest activities become more challenging, including the task of
getting comfortable without pain.
Small Study Finds Hearing Loss in 1 in 4 College Students
FRIDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Up to one-quarter of
college students tested suffered from hearing loss, an unexpected
finding that may be due to the use of personal music players such
as MP3 players, according to a new study.
Orthodontic Retainers Can Harbor Harmful Microbes
FRIDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Orthodontic retainers,
removable devices used to keep teeth straight, can develop a
build-up of potentially harmful microbes if they aren't properly
cleaned, finds a new study.
Rush to Buy Iodide Pills Unnecessary in U.S., Experts Say
THURSDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- As people across the
United States rush to buy potassium iodide pills to protect
themselves against any possible radiation exposure from Japan's
nuclear plant crisis, experts stress there's no need for the pills
since there is little danger that Americans are at any risk.
FDA Panel: Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Would Boost Health
FRIDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- In a long-awaited decision,
an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on
Friday said that menthol cigarettes are harmful and their removal
"from the marketplace would benefit public health in the United
Analysis Confirms Diabetes Drug May Harm the Heart
THURSDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis confirms
that those who take the diabetes drug Avandia are more likely to
develop heart problems and die than those who take a similar type
of diabetes medication.