Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer

July 22, 2014

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Car crashes are the leading cause of accidental death among American teens, and parents need to take steps to keep their teens safe when they’re on the road this summer, an expert says.
The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the deadliest time of the year for [...]


Tips for Beating BBQ Burns

July 22, 2014

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Summer’s the season for grilling outside, but mishaps can happen even to the most experienced grillmaster.
Before lighting up your grill, get up to speed on how to treat minor burns. It’s also a good idea to learn how to recognize signs of a more serious injury, advised Dr. [...]


American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations

July 22, 2014

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an “emergency situation” could arise within weeks.
“Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected,” the agency said in a [...]


Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

July 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.
“We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese during pregnancy had up to [...]


2 Courts, 2 Different Decisions on Key Obamacare Provision

July 22, 2014

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a wild day for Obamacare, two federal appeals courts arrived at completely different conclusions Tuesday on the use of financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website exchange.
The conflicting opinions suggest that the matter is [...]


High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

July 22, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn’t well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.
The study found that people with diabetes who [...]


Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

July 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment, [...]


Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows

July 22, 2014

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) –
High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds.
Although the most common injuries are sprains and strains, more than 22 percent are concussions, researchers report. They note a better understanding of why these injuries are happening could [...]


Obamacare Dealt Setback by Federal Appeals Court

July 22, 2014

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a bombshell ruling that could potentially play havoc with Obamacare, a federal appeals court said Tuesday that the financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance though the federal HealthCare.gov website exchange are illegal.
In a 2-1 ruling, the federal appeals [...]


Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

July 22, 2014

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.
The findings, made by an international team of researchers, now bring the total number of common gene variants linked to [...]



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