Posted 12:00 PM 1/31/2013 by E.J. Mundell
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- They're cute, but pet hedgehogs might carry an unseen danger of salmonella infection, according to a new report from U.S. government health officials.
Although people typically contract salmonella from tainted foods, "contact with infected animals and (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Some treatments are more effective than others for relieving constipation in seniors, according to a new review.
And laxatives aren't always enough, researchers say.
Constipation is common in seniors and can have serious (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic heartburn is a major cause of asthma in adults, a new study suggests.
The finding could help add asthma to the known health risks -- including esophageal cancer -- already associated with chronic heartburn, which is formally known as (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new norovirus strain caused most of the outbreaks of the contagious intestinal illness in the United States between September and December last year, but it is not known if this strain will lead to an overall increase in outbreaks, U.S. researchers (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/23/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A one-size-fits-all approach to treating U.S. veterans with Gulf War Syndrome does not work, and therapy needs to be tailored to meet each patient's needs, according to a new Institute of Medicine report released Wednesday.
The document -- written as (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/20/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children often get colds, but when they are not feeling well enough to participate in their normal daily activities or not alert enough to learn or play, they are too sick to go to school, an expert advises.
"Young children's immune systems haven't (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/16/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a new twist on the old idea of not letting anything go to waste. According to a small new Dutch study, human stool -- which contains billions of useful bacteria -- can be donated from one person to another to cure a severe, common and recurrent (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- People with early stage Parkinson's disease often experience anxiety, constipation, drooling and other symptoms not related to movement problems, new research finds.
Because movement problems are the main symptom of the disease, these non-motor symptoms (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a scoring system to help doctors determine which hospital patients can be prescribed stomach acid-suppressing drugs to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding and which patients should not be given such medications.(More)...
Posted 7:00 AM 12/25/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- As you prepare your Christmas feast for your family, know that a new study finds that kitchen utensils such as knives and graters are potential sources of cross-contamination that can lead to foodborne illnesses.
Previous research has shown that meal (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 12/21/2012 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term survival rates are similar for patients who undergo less-invasive or open surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a new study finds.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of the part of the aorta -- the largest artery in (More)