Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Music can help soothe the
fear and anxiety of critically ill patients who have been placed on
ventilators, reducing both their stress and their need for
sedatives, according to a new study.
Nighttime Docs at ICUs Don't Boost Patient Outcomes: Study
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Although many hospital
intensive care units have a nighttime attending physician on staff
to help improve outcomes, new research suggests this may have no
clear benefit to patients.
Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A child whose mother lived
near heavy traffic while pregnant faces a relatively higher risk
for developing a respiratory infection before the age of 3, a new
Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution and noise
pollution both may boost the risk of heart disease, new research
from Germany suggests.
Women Less Likely to Get Trauma Center Care After Injury: Study
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study has
uncovered an apparent gender bias in the hospital setting, with
women less likely than men to get trauma center care following a
Revised Sunscreen Labels Should Help Consumers Make Wiser Choices
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists are saying
that new federally mandated labeling laws for sunscreens should
help Americans make smarter choices when it comes to products that
provide the best sun protection.
Health Highlights: May 20, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- The older vaccine for
whooping cough that was phased out in the late 1990s is more
effective than the current version of the vaccine, a new study
Many Can Blame Family for Their Bunions
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- If you've got bunions,
chances are others in your family suffer from the common foot
disorder, with a new study finding the condition is often passed
down from parents to children.
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who are diagnosed with
attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely
to become obese adults as those who didn't have the disorder when
they were young, a new 30-year study shows.
Health Tip: Help Children Eat Healthier
(HealthDay News) -- Want to get kids to eat healthy foods? Start
with eating a healthier diet yourself.
Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe
(HealthDay News) -- Parents of new drivers can breathe a bit
easier by setting safety rules for their teens.
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- As the American Psychiatric
Association unveiled last week the latest edition of what is
considered the "bible" of modern psychiatry, the uproar over its
many changes continues.