Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's?
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Malfunction of a key brain protein called tau is the likely culprit behind Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, a new study in mice concludes.
Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens with poor access to general surgeons are at increased risk of suffering a ruptured appendix, and the risk is particularly high among young children, a new study finds.
Study Shows How Toddlers Adjust to Adult Anger
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers can both
sense adult anger and alter their behavior in response to it, new
Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery for low back
pain caused by spinal stenosis varies depending on where in the
United States you live, a new report says.
Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may make
it hard for you to remember simple things, such as where you parked
your car or left your house keys, a small study suggests.
Health Highlights: Oct. 31, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity increases the
risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and
Hispanic women, two new U.S. studies show.
Make the Most of This Weekend's Time Change
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few simple steps can
help make this weekend's time change easier to cope with, a sleep
Halloween at the ER Is No Treat
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Carving pumpkins and
trick-or-treating may seem like harmless fun, but Halloween
injuries send many children to emergency rooms in the United States
every year, experts say.
Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live with
young children may be less likely to suffer hot flashes after going
through surgical menopause, a new study suggests.
Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy
FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Access to generic
hormone therapy medicines improves the chances that breast cancer
patients will stick with their drug treatment, a new study
Health Tip: Keep Certain Foods Isolated
(HealthDay News) -- Foods such as meat, seafood, poultry and
eggs must be separated from other edibles to prevent possible
cross-contamination with germs.
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Car Injury
(HealthDay News) -- More than 2.5 million Americans visited
emergency departments as a result of motor vehicle crashes in 2012,
according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one-fifth of
Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new
survey reveals, with the elderly and women struggling the most.
'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, people across the United States spend an estimated 30 billion hours caring for older relatives and friends, which costs $522 billion, according to new research.