Health Tip: Caring for a Blister
(HealthDay News) -- Blisters form when something presses and
rubs on the skin. While you should monitor the area for signs of
infection, such as pain or redness, experts say the best way to
care for a blister is to leave it alone.
Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings
MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Health risks from
ground-level ozone pollution spike between March and October, lung
specialists at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston have found.
TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity
SUNDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who recognize
fast-food advertisements on TV are more likely to be overweight,
and those familiar with TV ads for alcoholic beverages are more
likely to drink, according to two new studies from Children's
Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants
SATURDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Poor mothers who are
single or who have depression are more likely to overfeed their
infants by adding cereal to baby bottles, a practice that can lead
to excess weight gain in infants, a new study reveals.
Black Kids Less Apt to Get Meds for Stomach Pain in ER: Study
SATURDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Even when they report
severe pain, black children and teens are less likely than white
youngsters to receive medication for abdominal pain when they're
treated in U.S. emergency departments, a new study finds.
Mothers' Stress Could Cause Iron Deficiency in Newborns
MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Stress experienced by a
mother during the first trimester of pregnancy can lead to iron
deficiency in her newborn, putting the infant at risk for physical
and mental development delays, a new study says.
Secondhand Smoke Permeates Many Apartment Buildings: Study
SUNDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of American
apartment dwellers reveals that upwards of a third of nonsmoking
residents sniff the stench of secondhand smoke in their building's
public spaces, while almost half smell it within their own
Two-Drug Therapy Helped Kids With Type 2 Diabetes
SUNDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 2
diabetes may achieve better blood sugar control with a combination
of two drugs, metformin and Avandia, than with metformin alone, a
new study suggests.
Cellphones, Texting Put Teen Drivers in Danger, Studies Show
SUNDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of new studies
offers insight into young people who use cellphones while driving:
One finds that there's no safe position for texting at the wheel,
while the other suggests that the most compulsive cellphone users
have had more car accidents.
Insecticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids
MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new, small study links
maternal exposure to a commonly used insecticide to unusual changes
in the brain structures of young children, although the research
doesn't definitely prove that the pesticide is at fault.
Less-Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer Might Be Safer
MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Besides being easier on the
patient, minimally invasive surgery to remove the esophagus of
patients with esophageal cancer can also greatly reduce the risk of
lung infection compared to traditional open surgery, a new study