Health Tip: What's Behind Epilepsy?
(HealthDay News) -- Epilepsy causes the nervous system to send
abnormal and excessive electrical impulses. The result are
seizures, which may be characterized by involuntary movements,
periods of lack of awareness, and other behavioral changes.
Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Flu
(HealthDay News) -- There are no guarantees that you'll never
get the flu, but with these precautions suggested by the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your risk may be
Juggling a Hospital Job and Family Can Be Painful
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The greater the conflict
between their job and family demands, the more likely it is that
nurses and other hospital workers will suffer musculoskeletal pain,
a new study finds.
Scientists Uncover Genetic Link for Uterine Fibroids
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered
genetic risk factors linked to uterine fibroids in white women say
their findings will lead to new screening and treatment methods for
BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that BPA
-- a chemical widely used in the manufacture of hard plastics, cans
and even store receipts -- is associated with lower levels of
thyroid hormone in both pregnant women and their newborn boys.
Botox Injections: Option for Urge Incontinence?
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Botulinum toxin, the
anti-wrinkle treatment known as Botox, can also help women with
urge incontinence reduce their leaking episodes, according to a new
Meningitis Outbreak Not Over Yet: Experts
THURSDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Health experts said
Thursday they expect to see more cases of a deadly type of
meningitis that has been linked to an apparently contaminated
steroid used for back pain. The outbreak so far has killed four
people and sickened at least 30 others in five states, authorities