|Young Guys in Large Vehicles Most Likely to Survive Crash
Young Guys in Large Vehicles Most Likely to Survive Crash MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Driving a large vehicle and being a young male are among the factors that improve a person's chances of surviving a car crash, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed more than 1,100 head-on crashes and found that more people aged 15 to 24 were involved in these types of collisions than any other age groups. But while people aged 15 to 24 were involved in 21 percent of head-on crashes, their death rate of...
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns. Researchers looked at nearly 500 children and teens, aged 2 to 17, with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition that's most common among youngsters who are overweight and obese. NAFLD can develop in conjunction with other health problems such as diabetes. Nearly 36 percent ...
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Santa might think twice about giving kids an all-terrain vehicle this year. Riding ATVs poses high risks of injury or death for children and teens, with dangers differing by age, a new U.S. study warns. The biggest risk factors for all ages of children and teens are riding an adult-sized ATV and not wearing a helmet, both of which can have deadly consequences for kids. According to background information in the stud...
Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better
Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds. The researchers looked at people older than 65 who either ran or walked for exercise. Those who ran at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-related physical decline in walking than walkers. In fact, joggers were 7 percent to 10 percent more efficient at walking than those who didn't jog, according to the study published online...
Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate
Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered the stem cells that allow your nails to grow back after you lose them. Using mouse nail cells, University of Southern California scientists identified stem cells that can perform two roles. In normal conditions, the stem cells assist in the growth of both the nails and nearby skin. However, if a nail is damaged or destroyed, the stem cells focus exclusively on nail repair, accordi...
Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion
Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to give health care a boost? Try a little kindness, experts say. Various studies suggest that when health care workers approach patients with compassion, patients often heal faster, have less pain and anxiety, and even bounce back faster from common colds. "When health care is delivered with kindness and compassion, it has a significantly greater effect than when it is given in a dispassionate fashion that ...
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that new "boxed warning" labels will be added to devices called laparoscopic power morcellators, which are used to grind up uterine fibroid growths. The warning labels follow a recommendation issued in July by an FDA advisory panel that stated there's no way to guarantee surgical morcellation wouldn't increase the risk of spreading cancer...
Health Tip: Safely Thaw the Thanksgiving Turkey
Health Tip: Safely Thaw the Thanksgiving Turkey (HealthDay News) -- You don't want Thanksgiving guests to become sick from contaminated turkey, so make sure you thaw your holiday bird safely. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service offers this advice: Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator. Allow 24 hours per 4-to-5 pounds of turkey, and make sure the bird is stored in a pan or container to prevent contaminating other food. Cook within one to two days of thawing. Place your frozen turkey in a leakproof...
Health Tip: Getting Active Indoors
Health Tip: Getting Active Indoors (HealthDay News) -- Even when the weather doesn't cooperate, you can still get plenty of exercise indoors. The Weight-loss Information Network suggests these indoor activities when it's cold or wet outside: Play an indoor sport. Spend less time in front of the TV or computer. Turn on your favorite music and dance. Opt for a video game that keeps you active.
Health Highlights: Nov. 24, 2014
Health Highlights: Nov. 24, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: World 'Far Away' From Defeating Ebola: WHO Official The Ebola situation in some parts of West Africa is improving, but the world is "far away" from defeating the deadly virus that's killed more than 5,400 people, according to Anthony Banbury, the head of the United Nations' Ebola mission. United Nations' Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the outbreak can be halted...
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