Health Tip: Help Manage GERD
(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
occurs when what's inside your stomach backs up into the esophagus.
This may trigger an unpleasant taste in the mouth and a burning
sensation in the chest or throat, commonly called heartburn.
Chimps Kill Neighbors to Gain New Territory
MONDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- It has long been known that
chimpanzees sometimes kill their neighboring primates, and now new
research suggests that they are apparently motivated to do so by a
desire to gain territory.
Age, Race May Affect Type 2 Diabetes Screening Results
MONDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Despite its endorsement last
year by the American Diabetes Association as an effective way to
diagnose type 2 diabetes, new research out of Singapore suggests
that the hemoglobin A1c blood test may not accurately identify the
disease among elderly Asians.
PCBs May Weaken Kids' Vaccination Response
SUNDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed early in
life to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may have a reduced immune
response to tetanus and diphtheria vaccines, a new study
Many Diabetics Unaware of Hot Weather Hazards
MONDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Although diabetes raises the
chances of developing heat illness, many people with the condition
don't know how to reduce their risk, a new Mayo Clinic survey
Genome for Human Body Lice Unlocked
MONDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who sequenced the
genome of human body lice say their research will help improve
understanding about the blood-sucking parasite's biology and
evolution, and potentially lead to better control methods.
Breast Milk Reduces Infections in Babies
MONDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding seems to
provide an immune system boost to infants, helping to prevent
respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses in babies, according to
'Junk Food' Sugar May Help Some Fat Cells Proliferate
SUNDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
the ubiquitous sugar known as fructose may cause certain fat cells
in children to multiply faster, which might play a key role in
childhood and adult obesity.
More Than Half of Pediatricians Make Diagnostic Errors: Survey
MONDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- You're not the only one who
can't always tell if your child has a viral illness or a bacterial
infection that calls for antibiotics: Pediatricians say this is the
most common diagnostic error they make, a new study shows.
MP3 Players Might Harm Hearing
MONDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- People using MP3 players are
leaving themselves open to temporary changes in hearing, which over
time might result in permanent hearing loss, Belgian researchers
Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Ovarian Cysts
MONDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- There may be more troubling
news about the ubiquitous plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA):
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have higher levels of the
chemical in their bloodstream, a study finds.