August 04, 2010
Health Tip: Where to Clean Your Newborn
Newborns don't need a full bath every day,
the American Academy of Pediatrics says. But there are certain body
areas that are prone to needing frequent cleaning.
Health Tip: What May Cause Cluster Headaches
Cluster headaches are bouts of severe,
recurring pain on one side of the head. They may strike in
clusters, occurring daily or several times a day for weeks at a
time. The exact cause of cluster headaches isn't understood.
Spread of Whooping Cough Raises Concern
Amidst the largest
outbreak of whooping cough in decades, public health officials in
California are urging residents, particularly pregnant women and
those who come into contact with infants, to make sure they're
immunized for the highly contagious disease.
Epilepsy Drugs Don't Raise Suicide Risk, Study
In 2008, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration required epilepsy medications to bear a warning
label about an increased risk of suicidal behaviors. The move came
after an agency review of 199 studies that found patients taking
the drugs showed about twice the risk of suicidal behavior.
Poll Shows Rise in 'Cyberchondriacs'
The debate about health
care reform may be one reason why the number of "cyberchondriacs"
in the United States increased from 154 million last year to 175
million this year, a new survey suggests.
Recession Causing Cancer Patients to Quit Life-Extending
In 2009 and 2010, as the
economic collapse shuddered across the globe, oncologists in
California noticed a troubling trend: Three patients who had had
serious tumors under control for as long as eight years reappeared
in the clinic with massive cancer regrowth which, in one case,
required emergency surgery.