Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic discovery about Crohn's disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report.
Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights.
Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School
(HealthDay News) -- Your child may be excited yet anxious about
school, especially if he or she is going to a new school.
Health Tip: Do You Talk in Your Sleep?
(HealthDay News) -- Talking during sleep can affect your ability
to feel rested the next day, not to mention that it can keep your
2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two women with a rare disorder called stiff person syndrome recovered after receiving transplants of their own stem cells, a study shows.
Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests.
Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms.
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers in poor nations often do not have enough protective gear to keep them safe from being infected with blood-borne viruses such as Ebola and HIV, a new study shows.
Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of
complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the
brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in older
patients than younger ones, a new study shows.
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the fall sports
season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements
that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions are untested,
unproven and possibly dangerous.
Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Joining a number of
other health agencies, the United Nations' World Health
Organization (WHO) on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate
electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove
that "vaping" is harmless to bystanders.
Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin may offer an
alternative for people who've had blood clots in the deep veins of
the legs and can't tolerate long-term use of blood thinners,
according to Australian researchers.
VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators with
the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department say there's no evidence that
any deaths at a Phoenix VA hospital -- the center of a nationwide
scandal -- were caused by delays in care.