Will You Need Knee Replacement? Maybe Your Hand Can Tell You
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The closer in length your ring and index fingers are, the greater your risk of developing severe knee osteoarthritis that requires total knee replacement, a new study claims.
Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics prescribed in doctors' offices are linked with many cases of serious bacterial infections that can cause severe diarrhea in children, according to a new study.
Could More Time on Facebook Help Spur Eating Disorders?
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who spend a lot of time on Facebook tend to be more likely to be concerned about their body image and could be at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study suggests.
Pfizer Recalls Some Antidepressants After Drug Mixup
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two lots of Pfizer's antidepressant drug Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCl) are being recalled because they may contain capsules of another drug called Tikosyn (dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders.
Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United
States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever
before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination
with narcotic painkillers may be causing medication-related deaths,
a new study suggests.
For Young Couples, Violence Can Harm Both Sides
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults
involved in relationship violence are more likely to suffer
depression, a new study indicates.
Health Highlights: March 7, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Some Helpful Hints When Monitoring Blood Sugar
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who needs to
monitor their blood sugar can take some simple steps to improve
their test results. These include:
Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every day, millions of
people with diabetes -- both type 1 and type 2 -- rely on the
results they get from their blood glucose meters to guide their
treatment decisions. But, what if those test results were
Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wherever you live in
the United States, allergy rates are mostly the same, but young
children in southern states are more likely to suffer allergies
than their peers in other places.
Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Younger siblings of
children with autism may show signs of abnormal development or
behavior as early as 1 year of age, according to a new study.
Daylight Saving Time's Arrival May Disrupt Your Sleep
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may
surface for some after clocks move forward an hour Sunday morning
for Daylight Saving Time because many people have difficulty
changing their body clocks, a sleep expert says.
Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had
nonmelanoma skin cancer are at increased risk for melanoma and
other types of cancers, and this link is especially strong among
young people, a large, new study contends.
Health Tip: Grinding Teeth During Sleep
(HealthDay News) -- Grinding of the teeth during sleep --
medically called bruxism -- is a common problem, especially among
Health Tip: Baking With Less Sugar
Your baked goods can be sweet delights without the need to add
tons of sugar.
Texting While Walking Often Leads to Injuries: Expert
THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Texting while walking causes more -- although usually less serious -- injuries than texting while driving, according to an expert.
Overweight Moms May Have Dangerously Big Babies
THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy isn't a license to gain weight, say researchers who have found that heavier moms-to-be tend to have fatter babies at greater risk for serious health issues.