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Health News for 11/21/11

November 21, 2011

Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep at Night

For exhausted parents who are desperate to get at least a few consecutive hours of sleep, there are things you can do to coax your newborn to sleep at night.
Health Tip: How to Look for Whole Grains

Whole grains are fiber-rich, heart-healthy foods. But it may be a challenge to find good sources.
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Young adults with elevated blood pressure have an increased risk of death decades later, according to a new study.
Siblings Deeply Affected By Child's Cancer Death

Many children who've lost a sister or brother to cancer say they became more mature and more compassionate as a result of the experience, new research finds.
School Hygiene Program Reduced Flu Cases

A hand hygiene and cough etiquette program for elementary school children reduced cases of flu and the number of absences, a new study says.
Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study

Physically unfit men who do heavy work may be at increased risk for fatal heart attack, a new study says.
New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on Monday issued new recommendations on breast cancer screening, and they're similar to controversial guidelines issued in 2009 by a U.S. governmental panel.
Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds

When done by well-trained professionals, acupuncture can be a safe treatment for children, new research suggests.
Fewer Dying in U.S. From Throat, Mouth Cancer, Study Finds

Death rates for U.S. patients with throat and mouth cancers decreased between 1993 and 2007, a new study shows.
At-Home Blood Pressure Readings Might Help Track Ailing Brain: Study

Measuring older people's blood pressure as they go about their normal activities throughout the day can also help reveal problems that affect the brain, a small, new study says.
Bullying Moves From Online to Text-Messaging: Study

Kids' exposure to online attacks and deviant behavior appears to have leveled off, but as more kids socialize by cellphone, sexual and other bothersome text messages are on the rise, a new study finds.
Could Weight Loss Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's?

People with early evidence of Alzheimer's disease are more likely to be underweight than people who don't have this type of dementia, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Passing Through Doorways Might Spur Forgetfulness

Ever go into another room for something and then forget what you were there for? A new study suggests that simply passing through a doorway can cause you to forget why you came into a room or what you wanted to find.
Regular Sex May Be Key to Happy Marriage for Seniors

Among older married Americans, an active sex life is associated with greater happiness with their marriages and with life in general, according to a new study.
Thin People May Be at Greater Risk for Post-Surgery Death

Thin people appear to have a higher risk of dying within 30 days of an operation than heavier people, researchers have found.
More Sore Throats Seen in Acne Patients Taking Antibiotics

College students who take oral antibiotics to keep their acne in check have more sore throats than their peers who don't take antibiotics, researchers have found.
Psoriasis Treatment's Convenience May Be Key for Patients

Many people with the skin disease psoriasis put a higher value on a treatment that suits their lifestyle than on out-of-pocket costs and side effects, a new German study finds.

 

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