Health Tip: Managing Fatty Liver
(HealthDay News) -- Fatty liver occurs when liver cells
accumulate too much fat, potentially impacting the liver's ability
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Mastoiditis?
(HealthDay News) -- When the mastoid bone in the skull becomes
infected, it's called mastoiditis. Often it's triggered by an
infection in the middle ear, and it's most common in children.
Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite, Allergist Warns
MONDAY, NOV. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Think twice before hauling
used furniture into your home because it may be infested with
bedbugs, warns a Loyola University Health System allergist.
Shortage of On-Call Trauma Surgeons in U.S. Hospitals: Poll
MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of U.S.
emergency department directors say they don't have adequate on-call
trauma surgeon coverage and nearly one-quarter say their hospital's
trauma center designation has been downgraded or lost, a new survey
Trust in Doctor May Affect Reaction to Medical Error
MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who trust that
their doctor would tell them about a medical error are much more
forgiving than those who doubt their physician would own up to the
mistake, a new study finds.
CT Scan Use Surging in Hospital ERs
MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The use of CT scans as a
diagnostic tool is surging in emergency departments across the
United States, new research indicates.
Heavy Smoking May Double Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Blacks
MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking boosts the risk of
rheumatoid arthritis in black Americans, and heavy smokers and
those with a genetic risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis are among
those most likely to develop the joint disease, a new study has
Scientists Find Way to Partially Reverse Aging in Mice
SUNDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists say they
have partially reversed age-related degeneration in mice, leading
to new brain and testes growth, improved fertility and the return
of lost cognitive function, or thinking skills.
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising
MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Eating disorders have risen
steadily in children and teens over the last few decades, with some
of the sharpest increases occurring in boys and minority youths,
according to a new report.
Too Much Hygiene May Affect Immune System, Study Suggests
MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who are
overexposed to antibacterial soaps that contain the chemical
triclosan may be at increased risk for hay fever and other
allergies, a finding that suggests that being too clean can
actually make people sick, researchers say.
Kids Who Eat Fruits, Veggies May Cut Heart Risk
MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children who eat a diet rich
in fruits and vegetables may be able to help ward off
atherosclerosis in adulthood, a precursor of heart disease, a new
Regular Walking May Slow Decline of Alzheimer's
MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
walking about five miles a week may help slow the progression of
cognitive illness among seniors already suffering from mild forms
of cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease.