Health Tip: Practice Window Safety
(HealthDay News) -- Curious toddlers are especially prone to
crawling through and falling from windows, so it's best to practice
these safety suggestions, courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic:
Many U.S. Teens Hit the Road Without Driver's Ed: Survey
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. survey reveals
that in states that don't require driver's education before getting
a license, about one-third of students skip driver's ed classes and
more than half fail to undergo any formal behind-the-wheel
Circulatory Disorder Not Studied Enough in Women, Experts Say
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Even though it increases
the risk of heart attack or stroke, peripheral artery disease is
often unrecognized and untreated in women, according to an American
Heart Association scientific statement released Wednesday.
'Needlestick' Law Linked to Drop in Health Worker Injuries
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The number of
needlestick/sharps-related skin puncture wounds suffered by health
care workers in the United States has fallen since a federal safety
law took effect in 2001, researchers report.
Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer
TUESDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- After breast cancer
treatment, many women suffer from hot flashes and night sweats, but
a type of "talk therapy" might relieve these symptoms for some
women, British researchers suggest.
E. Coli in Chicken Linked to Urinary Tract Infections
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have long
believed that urinary tract infections are typically caused by a
person's own E. coli bacteria, but a new Canadian study suggests
the bacteria may more often than not come from chickens.
Gene Linked to Start of Puberty
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that
they've discovered the importance of a particular gene in kicking
off puberty in humans, a finding that offers insight into how the
mysterious process begins and could help children who suffer from a
rare disease that prevents the start of puberty.
Study Finds Gene Behind Inherited Cases of Enlarged Heart
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have
discovered a defective gene that's responsible for more than
one-quarter of cases of inherited dilated cardiomyopathy, a serious
heart muscle disease that often leads to heart failure by middle