Health Tip: Never Leave Kids in the Car
(HealthDay News) -- Kids left in the car, either accidentally or
not, can be at risk for hyperthermia, a potentially dangerous
elevation of body temperature. This can happen even in mild weather
and in a short period of time.
Monitoring Spinal Cord During Certain Surgeries May Prevent Complications
MONDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The spinal cord should be
monitored during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries -- such
as procedures to repair narrowing of the walls of the aorta -- to
help prevent paralysis or loss of muscle function, says an updated
guideline from the American Academy of Neurology.
Gene Might Boost Risk for Obesity
SUNDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new animal study suggests
that a genetic mutation could put certain people at higher risk for
becoming obese if they eat high-fat diets.
Bird Flu Studies Can Be Published After All: WHO
SATURDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Research on a mutated,
more contagious form of the bird flu virus can be published in
full, the World Health Organization announced Friday, despite
concerns that bioterrorists could use the information to start a
Study Links Colic in Infants to Migraines in Moms
MONDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are beginning to
believe some that some non-headache health problems in childhood --
such as vomiting and vertigo -- might be linked to migraines later
in life. Now, a new study suggests a connection between mothers
with migraines and colic in infancy.
Korlym Approved for Cushing's Syndrome
MONDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Korlym (mifepristone) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
endogenous Cushing's syndrome, a disabling disorder caused by
overproduction of the so-called "stress hormone," cortisol.
Fructose No Worse Than Other Sugars for Weight Gain: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The common food and beverage
sweetener fructose often gets a bad rap when it comes to causing
weight gain, but a new study suggests that it may not be any worse
for putting on pounds than other sugars.
Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than HIV
MONDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from hepatitis C have
increased steadily in the United States in recent years, in part
because many people don't know they have disease, a new government