Posted 3:00 PM 5/22/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- The success of an imaginative and resourceful device used to save an infant born with a serious airway malformation sheds light on new technology created by the marriage of bioengineering and surgery.
A report in the May 23 New England Journal of (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/21/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is five times higher when parents sleep with their infant, a new study finds.
British researchers noted that bed-sharing increases the risk for SIDS even if parents do not drink, use illegal drugs or smoke. (More)...
Posted 3:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.
The technique -- known as dextrose prolotherapy -- has been around for 75 years but is still considered an "alternative" (More)More Stories from 5/20/2013
Posted 10:00 AM 5/18/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
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.
Investigators from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that drinking (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/17/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Management of heart disease risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking -- varies significantly among outpatient practices in the United States, according to a new study.
Researchers found that among 18 primary care and (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/16/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report.
Released Thursday, the report represents the government's first comprehensive look at mental disorders in (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/15/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Background noise in the operating room -- such as the sounds of surgical equipment, chatter or music -- can affect surgeons' ability to understand what is being said to them and might result in a breakdown of communication among surgical team members (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Despite prior research suggesting that the widely used diabetes drug metformin might help cancer patients, a new study finds it does not boost survival for older breast cancer patients with diabetes.
Previous research has found that metformin was (More)