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Health News for 01/17/13

January 17, 2013

Health Tip: Curb Late-Night Snacking

Late-night snacking may be more about boredom and less about hunger, experts say.
Health Tip: Take Antibiotics Only When Needed

The more you take an antibiotic unnecessarily, the more likely bacteria can adapt and become resistant to the drug.
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991

The overall death rate for cancer in the United States has dropped by at least one-fifth over the past two decades, according to new statistics from the American Cancer Society.
Buy Breast Pumps With Caution, FDA Says

Women who are breast-feeding should take precautions when deciding what type of breast pump to use, particularly if they are considering buying or renting a used or second-hand pump, according to a new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Pictures Speak Louder Than Words on Cigarette Labeling

Tobacco warning labels that include graphic pictures of the health consequences of smoking are more effective than text-only warnings among all groups of smokers, according to a new study.
U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study

U.S. lung cancer death rates are higher among blacks than whites, and highest among blacks who live in the most segregated counties, a new study finds.
Migraine Sufferers Stigmatized Because of Their Condition: Study

People who suffer from frequent migraines are stigmatized in much the same way as people with epilepsy are, new research suggests.
Cases of Rare But Deadly Encephalitis Rising Among Kids, Report Finds

Although still rare, the extremely serious disease known as Eastern equine encephalitis may be affecting more people than before.
FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel type of flu vaccine, the agency announced Wednesday.
Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Flublock Approved to Prevent Seasonal Flu

Flublock, a new vaccine that uses recombinant DNA technology to prevent the flu, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people aged 18 to 49.



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