More Evidence That Kids of Gay Parents Do Just Fine
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, new research suggests that children raised by gay parents are well-adjusted and resilient.
Health Highlights: Aug 4, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis
(HealthDay News) -- A dangerous condition called deep vein
thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein deep
inside the body.
Health Tip: Binge Eating Can Harm Health
(HealthDay News) -- Binge eating involves eating large amounts
of food very quickly, and having no apparent control over this
Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Septic tanks don't prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes, according to a new study that dispels a widely held belief that they can.
Online Anti-Drinking Aids May Not Help Over Long Term
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to curb alcohol use on your own with web-based or CD programs may not be very effective, a new study reports.
To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Highlighting what might happen if children aren't vaccinated can change the thinking of some people who oppose vaccines, a new study suggests.
Your Office Temperature Settings May Have a Gender Bias
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heating and cooling system settings in office buildings are based on men's needs and could result in excess energy use, a new study suggests.
Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy delivered directly into the abdomen significantly improves survival among women with advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.
Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attacks take more years from the expected life spans of women and blacks than from white males, a new study suggests.
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates.
Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nicotine poisoning is a growing concern for American children, but proposed U.S. federal government regulations alone aren't enough to solve the problem, an expert says.
FDA Approves New Rosacea Treatment
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new prescription
treatment for the common skin condition rosacea was approved on
Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Suggests
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that
they have developed a urine test that may detect pancreatic cancer
at an early stage.
Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely
used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could
cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study