Health Tip: Caring for Minor Burns
(HealthDay News) -- Minor burns, although painful, often can be
treated at home. Proper care can help them heal faster while
reducing the risk of infection.
Brain Activity May Help Predict Autism Before Age 1: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Infants younger than a
year old who are at risk of developing autism may already have
telltale brain responses when another person looks at or away from
them, the results of a new study indicate.
More U.S. Babies Born at Home: Report
THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of home births in
the United States has made a dramatic upturn since 2004, reversing
a trend of decline throughout the 1990s, government health
officials said Thursday.
Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine and Autoimmune Disorders
THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The human papillomavirus
(HPV) vaccine Gardasil does not trigger autoimmune disorders such
as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, type 1 diabetes or multiple
sclerosis, according to a two-year study that included nearly
190,000 girls and women.
Oral HPV Infection Strikes Men More Than Women: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 7 percent of
American men and women are infected orally with the human
papillomavirus (HPV), new research reveals, with men showing
significantly higher infection rates than women.
Test Might Predict Risk of Lung Cancer's Return
THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new industry-funded
study suggests that a molecular test can provide insight into
whether patients are at high risk of a relapse after surgical
treatment for a form of lung cancer.
Gang Murders Taking Toll on Young Males, CDC Says
THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The typical victim of
gang-related homicide is a young minority male killed with a gun,
but most of these murders aren't drug-related, according to a new
U.S. government report.
Statins May Stave Off Liver Cancer in People With Hepatitis B
THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Popular
cholesterol-lowering statins may also lower risk for liver cancer
among people with hepatitis B, a new study shows. Hepatitis B, an
inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis B virus, is one of
the main causes of liver cancer.