Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Astronauts may be at heightened risk of illness because space travel appears to disrupt human immune systems, a new study suggests.
Take Steps to Control Bunions
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you have bunions, taking care of them now can help you avoid more serious treatment later, an expert says.
Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality of care and long-term results, new research suggests.
Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report.
Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The West African Ebola
outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health
Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week -- the
biggest jump in infections so far.
Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selling cigarettes in
plain packages doesn't increase the use of low-cost or illegal
tobacco and doesn't harm sales in small stores, according to new
research from Australia.
'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five
patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma
shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study
Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have
discovered that people with dyslexia have disrupted network
connections in their brains.
European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The main strain of a
common antibiotic-resistant infection in Europe, the Middle East
and North Africa originated in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study
Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way that parents
respond to their infant's babbling might affect the baby's language
development, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Exercise While Watching Television
(HealthDay News) -- If your favorite TV shows are pulling you
away from your workout, why not combine the two?
Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels
(HealthDay News) -- Teaching a child to make healthy food
choices empowers the child to lead a healthier lifestyle when he or
she is grown.