Health Tip: Calm a Colicky Baby
(HealthDay News) -- Babies that cry frequently for hours at a
time and are fussy for reasons you or your doctor can't explain may
Tainted Cocaine Tied to Severe Skin Reactions
THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Cocaine contaminated with
levamisole, a cheap and widely available drug used to deworm
livestock, could result in a U.S. public health epidemic, experts
Implantable Device May Help Ease Tough Migraines
THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- An implantable device
hidden in the nape of the neck may mean more headache-free days for
people with severe migraines that don't respond to other
treatments, a new study suggests.
German E. Coli Strain Especially Lethal, Studies Find
WEDNESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- The strain of E. coli
bacteria that this month killed dozens of people in Europe and
sickened thousands more may be more deadly because of the way it
has evolved, a new study suggests.
New Drug Effectively Treats Hepatitis C
WEDNESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- The recently approved
drug Incivek, combined with two standard drugs, is highly effective
at treating hepatitis C, a notoriously difficult-to-manage liver
disease, two new studies show.
Smoke From Wildfires in Southwest May Be Health Hazard
THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- With record-breaking
wildfires scorching the American Southwest, experts are worried not
just about the environmental and property damage, but also about
health risks both to nearby residents and to those living farther
Poor 'Fat-Tasters' May Tend to Be Heavier
THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- The creaminess of fat-rich
foods such as ice cream and salad dressing appeal to many, but new
evidence indicates that some people can actually "taste" the fat
lurking in rich foods and that those who can't may end up eating
more of those foods.
Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report
THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Strategies to encourage
physical activity, healthy eating and good sleep habits are needed
to reduce high rates of obesity among infants, toddlers and
preschoolers in the United States, says an Institute of Medicine
report released Thursday.
CDC Cites Benefits of Expanded HIV Testing Program
THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- A trial HIV testing
program screened nearly 2.8 million Americans from 2007 to 2010 and
identified 18,432 people infected with the AIDS-causing virus,
federal health officials said Thursday.
Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back
THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- After suffering a stroke,
patients who talk with a therapist about their hopes and fears
about the future are less depressed and live longer than patients
who don't, British researchers say.