Health Tip: Children May Have PTSD
(HealthDay News) -- Children who witness or are involved in a
tragedy may have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder,
although symptoms may differ from those in adults.
Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters, Study Contends
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- In the event of a natural
or man-made disaster, such as a tornado, earthquake or fire, most
dialysis patients don't have a plan to get the medical assistance
they need, according to a new study.
Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- For kids, the end of
summer means an abrupt end to staying up late and sleeping until
noon: It also signals the beginning of brand new challenges and
perhaps a case of the back-to-school jitters.
Faster Way to Treat Partners of Women With STDs Urged: Experts
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- When a woman is diagnosed
with a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia or
gonorrhea, her doctor should be able to pass along antibiotics to
her male partner without examining him, to cut both partners' odds
of re-infection, experts say.
U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- An exhaustive new report
from experts at the Institute of Medicine finds that children's
vaccines are typically safe, with bad reactions occurring only
rarely and then not causing any lasting medical problems.
Coach Summitt's Diagnosis Puts Spotlight on Early-Onset Alzheimer's
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease is one
of the most dreaded afflictions of old age, but the announcement by
celebrated women's basketball coach Pat Summit of her Alzheimer's
diagnosis at age 59 has put a spotlight on the less common, but
perhaps even more devastating, form of the disease.
East Coast Urged to Prepare as Hurricane Irene Approaches
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Federal officials on
Thursday continued to urge residents of the U.S. East Coast to make
emergency preparations for Hurricane Irene, a "category 3" storm
with winds up to 115 miles per hour.
Obesity Continues to Balloon in U.S. and U.K.: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The number of obese people
in the United States will increase from 99 million in 2008 to 164
million by 2030, and the number of obese people in the United
Kingdom will increase from 15 million to 26 million, a new study
Steve Jobs Faces Uphill Battle Against Cancer: Experts
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- One of the hallmarks of
Steve Jobs' tenure as CEO of Apple Inc. was the secrecy that
shrouded products he was about to unveil -- from the iPod to the
iPhone to the iPad -- creating tremendous consumer interest.
Specialized Stroke Centers Deliver on the Weekends
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- At many hospitals, stroke
patients face higher odds of dying if they're admitted over the
weekend rather than a weekday, but a new study finds equally good
results for patients treated at comprehensive stroke centers.
Firazyr Approved for Rare Swelling Disease
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Firazyr (icatibant) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
acute (severe) attacks of hereditary angiodema (HAE) in adults.