Celiac Disease on the Rise in U.S.
FRIDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Complaints of celiac disease
are on the rise in the United States, with more and more people
growing ill from exposure to products containing gluten.
Health Tip: Are Turned Toes Trouble?
(HealthDay News) -- In-toeing or out-toeing occur when a child's
toes point inward or outward as they walk. Many children who begin
walking this way outgrow the abnormal gait.
Health Tip: Using an Antiviral for Chickenpox
(HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox is a viral infection that causes
itchy, fluid-filled skin blisters. Usually affecting children, the
infection typically runs its course and clears up without
Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Very few babies and children
treated for coughs or respiratory illnesses have pertussis, a
highly contagious childhood disease also known as whooping cough,
Swiss researchers have found.
Respect for Muslims' Beliefs Would Improve Their Health Care: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The religious beliefs and
traditions of the estimated 7 million Muslims in the United States
significantly influence their attitudes about health care, and the
medical establishment would do well to address their concerns, a
new study suggests.
Adult Vaccinations Protect Children: Report
FRIDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Regular vaccinations for
adults can help protect children, seniors and people with weakened
immune systems, but few American adults get the recommended
immunizations, experts say.
Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A calcium test performed
with the assistance of a CT scanner seems to provide insight into
the likelihood that certain patients at moderate risk of heart
problems will have a heart attack or stroke, researchers say.
Children With Food Allergies Often Face Skepticism
FRIDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- When Bela Mehta's toddler
son was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy, she carefully
explained to her parents and in-laws that ingesting even the
tiniest amount of peanut could cause a life-threatening
Adcetris Approved to Treat Lymphomas
FRIDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment called
Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and a rare
type of lymphatic-system cancer called systemic anaplastic large
cell lymphoma (ALCL).