Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Man’s Severely Burned Hand Saved by Implanting It in His Belly
Surgeons saved a man’s badly burned hand by implanting it in his belly for three…
– If you’re struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep, keeping a sleep diary can help you figure out why.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests what to include:
The time at which you go to bed each night.
The time you…
– Athletes are especially prone to skin conditions, such as infections.
To help reduce the risk, the American Academy of Dermatology advises:
Protect any scrapes or cuts with regular cleaning and bandaging.
Protect against blisters by using a…
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Heart specialists can’t always identify heart valve problems through the sound of heart murmurs, but additional training improves their abilities, a new study shows.
A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound that occurs…
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Don’t be surprised if your next dental checkup includes questions about illicit drug use.
A new survey has found that more than three out of every four U.S. dentists ask their patients about illegal drug use.
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Three out of four American adults have a heart that’s “older” than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday.
Your “heart age” is based on a risk profile that…
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Day care does not appear to lead to aggressive behavior in children, according to a new study based on Norwegian children.
Parents worried about day care’s effect on their kids should feel reassured by the findings, the…
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — When a child has cancer that resists standard therapies, the outlook can be grim. But a new study suggests that for some children, extensive genetic analysis can open up options.
The study found that among children with…
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Want to enjoy a healthier old age? Try eating a little less each day.
That’s the suggestion from a new study led by researchers at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA).
The “results are quite intriguing,” study…