Telecommuting Isn't Always a Win-Win Situation
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people dream of giving up their daily commute and padding to work in their pajamas and slippers. But telecommuting has to be carefully thought out and implemented to be successful, new research says.
Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frequently changing schools can hurt the math grades, behavior and attention of low-income children, researchers say.
For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women with an early, noninvasive stage of breast cancer are increasingly opting for less extensive surgery, a new study says.
Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fall clean-up often means it's time to drag out your ladder and rake. But what may seem like an easy task can lead to serious injury if you don't take proper precautions.
Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans traveling overseas are not immunized against highly contagious diseases, new research shows.
Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers
hoping to stay awake during a cesarean-section delivery can find
comfort in the latest study on epidurals and spinal blocks:
Complications from those anesthetic procedures dropped 25 percent
over 10 years.
Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People arriving at the
emergency room for a fall may be there due to an underlying
infection rather than clumsiness, a new study suggests.
Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis and cold
sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey
indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at
sufferers is misguided.
Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of
American doctors do not feel confident that they can spot the
reason for a stroke that strikes in the absence of a clearly
Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Birth weight and growth
during childhood could affect hearing, vision, thinking and memory
later in life, a new study suggests.
Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The choice to die at
home, rather than in a hospital, provides great comfort to both the
patient and their loved ones, a new British study says.
Health Highlights: Oct. 9, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet Use
(HealthDay News) -- An involved parent can help keep a child
safe while he or she uses the Internet.
Health Tip: When You Get a Cut
(HealthDay News) -- Most minor cuts can be cared for at home,
but there are times when a cut needs a doctor's attention.
Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report
that a common gene variant may be linked to both early pregnancy
loss and failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments.