Health Tip: Warts Are a Menace
(HealthDay News) -- Warts are small bumps on the skin that are
caused by a virus. While the menacing growths can pop up most
anywhere on the body, they usually aren't harmful.
Rise in Some Head and Neck Cancers Tied to Oral Sex: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- There's a worrisome uptick
in the incidence of certain head and neck cancers among middle-aged
and even younger Americans, and some experts link the trend to a
rise in the popularity of oral sex over the past few decades.
Elderly With Dementia, Delirium Confused by ER Visits: Study
TUESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly patients with
dementia and delirium who are taken to a hospital emergency
department often do not comprehend why they are there and do not
understand discharge instructions from doctors or nurses, a new
Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight
TUESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to help
overweight children lose weight, and keeping it off over the
long-term is even tougher. But obese children whose parents took
classes on the importance of healthy eating and exercise lost
weight and kept it off for the next two years, according to a new
Some Older Drivers' Vision Problems Different Than Thought
MONDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The reason that many older
drivers have difficulty seeing other cars, cyclists or pedestrians
moving around them isn't necessarily the result of a reduced
ability to perceive moving objects, but rather a heightened
awareness of background movement, a new study from the University
of Rochester suggests.
Cancer Doctors Urge Earlier End-of-Life Care Talks
TUESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- People with advanced cancer
should be told what end-of-life care choices are available earlier
in the course of their disease, a new policy statement from the
American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends.
Allegra Approved for Over-the-Counter Sale
TUESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Sanofi-Aventis'
prescription non-drowsy antihistamine, Allegra (fexofenadine), has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for
over-the-counter sale, the company said Tuesday.