Anxiety's on the Menu for People With Food Allergies
TUESDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Every time her teenage
daughter Jordyn leaves the house, Nancy Geller worries about the
food her daughter might choose to eat. Jordyn has a severe peanut
allergy, and exposure to even a small amount of a peanut-containing
food could cause a life-threatening allergic reaction.
Alzheimer's Caregivers Need Care, Too
WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- The growing number of
people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States means that
more people are becoming caregivers, a responsibility that health
experts warn can pose risks to body and mind.
Read a Book, Stay Connected
WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Reading a book can
satisfy the crucial human need for belonging, a new study has
No Long-Term Effects Seen From Anesthesia in Infancy
WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Exposing young children
to a brief, single anesthetic does not seem to cause long-term
harmful effects on the brain, a finding that should reassure
parents, researchers say.
When Docs Own MRIs, Back Pain Scans Increase: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are far more
likely to refer patients complaining of lower back pain for an
expensive MRI scan if they own or lease such imaging equipment, a
new study indicates.
Novel Hepatitis C Drug Holds Promise: FDA
WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental new drug
that may treat hepatitis C more effectively than earlier
medications will be reviewed Thursday by a panel of experts for the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
New Clues to How Gastric Bypass Surgery Combats Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Gastric bypass surgery
has been known to improve blood sugar control, often sending people
with type 2 diabetes into remission, but experts have long wondered
exactly how that happens.