Posted 12:00 PM 5/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- People with high levels of cadmium in their urine are much more likely to die of liver disease than those with lower levels, a new study finds.
A high level of cadmium in urine is evidence of long-term exposure to the heavy metal that is present in (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/23/2013 by HealthDay staff
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- A shortage of a critical tuberculosis drug has hampered the efforts of health departments across the United States to contain the spread of the highly infectious lung disease, federal officials report.
The drug, isoniazid (INH), was first used in 1951 (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/22/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Man's best friend may bring millions more microscopic pals into the average human home, a new study suggests.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado found that homes with dogs have more bacteria than other (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/20/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Parents of new drivers can breathe a bit easier by setting safety rules for their teens.
The U.S. National Safety Council offers these suggestions:
Posted 7:00 AM 5/18/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children who swallow high-powered magnets often need surgery and other invasive procedures to remove the objects, according to a new study.
The researchers, from the Louisiana State University Health Center in New Orleans, found that more than 79 (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/16/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- For those who aren't born with long, fluttery eyelashes, cosmetic extensions can help achieve that often sought-after look. But eye experts warn that the adhesives used to apply these eyelash extensions can cause allergies and infections.
The American (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/15/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved new, lower-dose labeling for the popular sleep drug Ambien (zolpidem) in an effort to cut down on daytime drowsiness that could be a hazard while performing certain tasks such as driving.
The move (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/14/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dialysis facilities could cut bloodstream infection rates among their patients by up to half by following a set of recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to new research.
The CDC suggested that adopting their (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/9/2013 by By Alan Mozes
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- With summer approaching, researchers caution that swimming pools may pose a risk to patients with irregular heartbeats who've received implantable defibrillators.
The issue: a danger that electrical currents linked to standard pool utilities such as (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/8/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Prom can be an unforgettable experience for many teens, who have been planning for the big night for months.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions for enjoying a safe and healthy prom:
Posted 10:00 AM 5/7/2013 by By Denise Mann
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Only a handful of children have ingested gasoline or other toxic household chemicals that contain hydrocarbons on his watch. But Dr. Vincenzo Maniaci, now a pediatric emergency room physician at Miami Children's Hospital, remembers them all -- including a (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/6/2013 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of parents admit to being distracted in some way while driving their young child around, a new survey reveals.
Among roughly 600 parents surveyed, nearly 90 percent said that in the past month they had engaged in at least one type of (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Forty-three percent of American high school students admit to texting while driving, according to a new study.
The findings show that too many teens are ignoring warnings about the risks of this dangerous habit. Research has demonstrated that texting (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/2/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans are falling short when it comes to exercise, a new government report shows.
Overall, only 20 percent of U.S. adults get the recommended amounts of both of aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/29/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for virtually every adult to be routinely screened for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The updated recommendations, which are published in the April 30 issue of the journal Annals of (More)