Health Tip: Make Kids' Lunch Interesting
(HealthDay News) -- Kids may turn thumbs down at many healthy
lunch choices, but if parents get creative, they can prepare
healthy lunches that their children like.
Health Tip: Fleas May Flock to People
(HealthDay News) -- Fleas may prefer to latch onto dogs and
cats, but the blood-sucking insects can jump to people, especially
after pets have left the home permanently.
Specialized Adult Stem Cells Re-Grow Fingertips
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Specialized adult stem
cells are make it possible for mammals to re-grow the tips of
injured fingers or toes, rather than a "jack of all trades" cell
type formed in response to serious injury, a new study shows.
Cancer Drug Shortages Getting Worse, FDA Says
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Since 2010, the number of
drugs either in short supply or not available at all has risen
dramatically, according to the U.S. Food and Drug
'Bubble Boy' Kids Living Normally After Gene Therapy: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- More than a dozen
children with so-called "bubble boy" disease are alive and well,
with functioning immune systems, nine years after undergoing gene
therapy to correct their disorder, researchers report.
Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Lessen COPD Flare-Ups
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a daily dose of
the antibiotic azithromycin may help prevent life-threatening
complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
East Coast Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Irene
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Federal officials on
Wednesday urged residents of the U.S. East Coast to begin making
emergency preparations for Hurricane Irene, a "category 3" storm
with winds up to 115 miles per hour that has already battered
several Caribbean islands and the Bahamas.
Antidepressant Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm: FDA
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the popular
antidepressant Celexa can cause potentially fatal abnormal heart
rhythms and should no longer be prescribed to patients, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
2 Salmonella Outbreaks Traced to Baby Chicks, Ducklings
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Chicks and ducklings from
a mail-order hatchery in Ohio are linked to two salmonella
outbreaks in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
Sophisticated Scan May Spot Seeds of Alzheimer's Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Using an advanced MRI
scan, researchers believe they have found changes in the chemistry
of the brains of people with no cognitive problems that signal who
is at future risk for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Botox Approved to Treat Urinary Incontinence
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Botox
(onabotulinumtoxinA) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat urinary incontinence in people with
neurological conditions such as spinal cord injury and multiple