Health Highlights: Nov. 12, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
U.S. Proposes Nationwide Ban on Smoking in Public Housing
A proposal to ban smoking in public housing homes across the United States will be…
Source: Topamax

Health Tip: Exercising Safely in Cold Weather

– Exercise can boost mood and maintain fitness, but it can be a challenge during cold weather.
The Texas Heart Institute advises:

If you’re not in good shape, start exercising gradually.
If you’re heading to a high-altitude area, allow time to…
Source: Topamax

Health Tip: Feeding Your Child a Vegetarian Diet

– If you’re feeding your child a vegetarian diet, make sure he or she is getting enough essential nutrients.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says the child’s diet should include:

Vitamin B12, found in eggs and milk. If the child is on a…
Source: Topamax

Brain Scans May Reveal Which Coma Patients Will Recover

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 — Brain scans may help identify coma patients who are most likely to regain consciousness, a new French study suggests.
The research included 27 coma patients with severe brain injuries and 14 healthy people of the same…
Source: Topamax