May 25, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
SATURDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Animals make great companions for senior citizens, but elderly people who always drive with a pet in the car are far more likely to crash than those who never drive with a pet, researchers have found.
SATURDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Many viruses and parasites that affect both dogs and humans, such as rabies and leptospirosis -- a bacteria-borne illness than can result in liver or kidney failure -- may be lurking at dog parks, according to a veterinarian.
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Regular doses of the dietary
supplement Coenzyme Q10 cut in half the death rate of patients
suffering from advanced heart failure, in a randomized double-blind
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Patients hospitalized for
heart failure appear to have better odds of survival if they're
admitted on Mondays or in the morning, a new study finds.
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a link
between sleep duration and suicidal thoughts among people with
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs commonly used to treat
glaucoma may cause droopy eyelids and other side effects that can
interfere with vision, according to a new study.
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- People with high levels of
cadmium in their urine are much more likely to die of liver disease
than those with lower levels, a new study finds.
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income, minority parents
have more realistic views about their teens' sexual activity and
are more open to vaccinating their daughters against the cervical
cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), a small new study
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Two out of five medical
students have an unconscious bias against obese people, a new study
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. patients
admitted to hospitals' intensive care units after spending time in
an emergency room has increased by nearly 50 percent, according to
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five parents
think they have little control over whether their teens take up
smoking, drinking or illicit drug use, a new U.S. government survey