Health Tip: Protect Feet From Fungus
(HealthDay News) -- Fungal toenail infections can linger for
years without causing pain or another reason to seek treatment. But
infected nails can turn thick, discolored or brittle, which could
Standard Heart Drugs Won't Ease Pulmonary Hypertension
WEDNESDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Although commonly used to
treat heart disease, aspirin and simvastatin offer no benefit to
patients suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH, a
progressive disease characterized by increased blood pressure in
the arteries of the lungs, according to new research.
FDA Advisers Urge Infant Doses for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers
WEDNESDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health advisers
recommended Wednesday that dosing instructions should be added to
the labels of medicines containing the widely used pain reliever
and fever reducer acetaminophen to better protect children under
the age of 2.
Are Affluent Women More Apt to Choose C-Section?
WEDNESDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Richer women are more
likely to choose to deliver their babies by cesarean section than
poorer women, a switch from the past when the reverse was the case,
a new Scottish study has found.
Potentially Toxic Flame Retardants Found in Baby Products
WEDNESDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- A flame retardant banned
years ago in many parts of the world appears to remain in use and
is among a number of potentially toxic flame retardants found in
baby products such as nursing pillows, bassinet mattresses,
strollers and high chairs, a new study reports.
Rep. Giffords to Get Skull Patch in Latest Step in Recovery
WEDNESDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords,
shot in the head four months ago by a would-be assassin, will
undergo surgery Wednesday in Houston to replace the piece of skull
that was removed immediately after the shooting, according to the