Health Tip: Focus on Emotional Health
(HealthDay News) -- Being emotionally healthy can make it easier
to build lasting relationships, help you feel good about yourself
and deal with the problems of everyday life.
Doctors Consider Nonverbal Cues in Medical Decisions
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Unspoken clues -- like
behavior and appearance -- influence the doctor-patient
relationship, according to a new study. Researchers from the
University of Michigan found subtle, nonverbal signs not only have
an impact on how patients view their relationship with their
doctor, they also affect doctors' medical decisions.
Obesity More Likely in 'Night-Owl' Kids
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Going to bed early and
waking up early may help teens stay thinner and more physically
active than their night-owl peers, and this was the case even when
both groups got the same amount of sleep, researchers say.
FDA Warns LASIK Providers: Stop Making False Claims
THURSDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration is once again cracking down on eye care
professionals who make false safety claims and promises about the
popular LASIK eye surgery.
Oral Steroids Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- People taking oral steroids
double their risk for severe vitamin D deficiency, which can lead
to bone disease or muscle weakness, a new study indicates.
Study Says Big Tobacco Covered Up Info on Cancer Risk
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new study claims that
tobacco companies knew for years that cigarette smoke contained
dangerous and potentially deadly radioactivity but purposefully
didn't let the public know.
Cocaine Increases Risk for Glaucoma: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- People who use cocaine are
45 percent more likely to develop open-angle glaucoma, the most
common form of the eye disease, according to a new study.
Listeria Worries Prompt Recall of Romaine Lettuce
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- As health officials wrestle
with a listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes from Colorado,
Alaska regulators say chopped romaine lettuce shipped from
California has been recalled because of concerns the salad greens
may carry the potentially fatal bacteria.
Drug Shortages Even Worse This Year: FDA
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription drug shortages
in the United States, which reached a record high last year, are
getting worse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said
Laughter Might Be Good Medicine for Alzheimer's Patients
FRIDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Exposing Alzheimer's
patients to "humor therapy" appears as effective as psychiatric
drugs in reducing the agitation that often plagues those struggling
with dementia, new Australian research suggests.