Health Tip: Offer Kids the 5 Food Groups
(HealthDay News) -- Making sure your kids eat a variety of
healthy foods can be daunting, but it helps to have a list of
healthy options in each of the five basic food groups.
Health Tip: What's Triggering Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
(HealthDay News) -- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be
characterized by symptoms including abdominal discomfort, diarrhea,
gas, constipation and bloating.
Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey
THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine in 10
epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their
seizures are happy they did so, a new survey reveals.
ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine
FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The availability of
both alcohol and caffeine in powdered form that can be added to
food or drinks has sparked public concern, but one expert says the
substances don't pose equal risks.
Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Airport screenings for
infectious diseases often miss 50 percent or more of sick
travelers, mostly because people do not tell the truth about their
exposure to illnesses, a new study suggests.
1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of
nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature
birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a
new study finds.
In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier
FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ticks in the
northeastern United States are showing up earlier in the spring and
expanding their range because of warmer temperatures over the past
two decades, experts say.
Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged
FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The financial stress
of the last recession likely contributed to a recent increase in
suicides among middle-aged Americans, researchers report.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu
vaccine is even more disappointing than previously reported,
showing just 18 percent effectiveness against the dominant H3N2
strain of flu, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: