Health-Care Shoppers Still in the Dark, Study Says
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) --
State websites that report the costs of health care services aren't much use to patients who want to compare prices, according to a new U.S. study.
Fewer Young Americans Lack Health Care Coverage
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- The number of young adults without health care coverage in the United States has declined significantly over the past few years, according to a new government report released Tuesday.
Every Minute Counts for Stroke Victims, Study Confirms
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- For stroke victims, 15 minutes can mean the difference between life and death, a new study finds.
Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) booster vaccinations do not appear to worsen disease activity in children with juvenile arthritis, according to a new Dutch study.
MRIs Spot 'Hidden' Fungal Infections From Tainted Steroid Shots
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Armed with MRI imaging tests, Michigan doctors have detected spinal infections in patients who received tainted steroid injections for back pain but were showing no signs of illness.
Blood Test Might Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Study Finds
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes often seems to come out of the blue. But German researchers say they can predict who will likely develop the chronic disease.
Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified
45 genetic genetic variants in overweight newborns that are known
to occur in obese adults and hope their findings could someday help
combat the global obesity epidemic.
Could Catching Up on Sleep Lower Your Diabetes Risk?
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Catching up on your sleep
on weekends may help protect you from developing diabetes, a small,
early study suggests.
Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live in
smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with
autism, a new study suggests.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese people
with rheumatoid arthritis are less likely to go into remission in
the early stages of the disease and require much more drug
treatment than people with normal weight, according to a new
Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- People with a "hardening"
of the abdominal aorta are at increased risk for heart attack and
stroke, according to a new study.
Facebook Users Really 'Liked' Organ Donor Option: Study
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Adding an organ donation
option to the average Facebook user's profile prompted a dramatic
rise in potential donors, researchers report.
Lots of Americans Want Health Care Via Their Smartphone
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Plenty of Americans are
eager to use their mobile phones and tablet computers to better
manage their health care, a new poll finds -- though the nation has
a way to go before we're all consulting Dr. Smartphone.
Concussion Damage Looks Much Like Early Alzheimer's: Study
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion can lead to
damage in the white matter of the brain that resembles
abnormalities found in people in the early stages of Alzheimer's
disease, a new study suggests.
Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children of women who drink
moderate amounts of alcohol while pregnant don't appear to have any
neurodevelopmental problems when it comes to balance, a new British
Health Highlights: June 18, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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Health Tip: Bring Moisture Back to Dry Skin
(HealthDay News) -- When skin is dry, itchy and flaky, giving it
some extra TLC can help restore its moisture and natural glow.
Health Tip: Cook With Lean Dairy Products
(HealthDay News) -- To cut down on fat and calories without
sacrificing dietary calcium, experts say you should cook with
low-fat or fat-free dairy products.