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Health News for 05/28/13

May 28, 2013

'Nano' Medicine Might Someday Free Diabetics From Daily Needles

Researchers have developed a network of so-called "nanoparticles" that theoretically could be injected into the body and release insulin to counteract rising blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Health News Reports May Spur 'Symptoms' in Some People

The news media and the mind may have a powerful role in people's experience of so-called "Wi-Fi syndrome," if a new study is correct.
Health Tip: Care for Your Skin Daily

Proper care of your skin each day can keep it healthy, supple and attractive.
Health Tip: What's Behind Bad Breath?

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, should be evaluated by a dentist to determine a possible cause and treatment.
Pesticide Exposure May Raise Parkinson's Risk, Study Suggests

Prolonged exposure to pesticides, bug and weed killers, and solvents appears to raise the risk for developing Parkinson's disease, a new study says.
Task Force: Screen for Gestational Diabetes After 24 Weeks of Pregnancy

All women should be screened for gestational diabetes after 24 weeks of pregnancy regardless of whether they have symptoms of the condition, according to a new draft recommendation statement issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Campaign Urges Smokers to Enlist Doctors' Help in Quitting

Getting help and advice from a doctor more than doubles the chances that smokers can kick the habit, and U.S. health officials and medical groups are launching a new campaign to make that happen for the nearly 70 percent of smokers who say they want to quit.
Black Prostate Cancer Patients More Likely to Delay Treatment: Study

Black men with prostate cancer wait a bit longer to begin treatment following their diagnosis than white men, a new study shows.
More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds

More movies approved for young viewers are showing alcohol brands, a trend that could influence teen drinking, researchers say.
Involving Patients in Decisions Raises Health Care Costs, Study Finds

Although doctors and patients have long been urged to share decision-making, new research finds that patients who are involved in their care spend more time in the hospital and increase the cost of their hospital stay.
Kids Poisoned by Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

Legalizing marijuana may have unintended consequences. Since medical marijuana was legalized in Colorado, more than a dozen young children have been unintentionally poisoned with the drug, researchers report.
Alzheimer's Patients Mimic Emotions of Those Around Them: Study

People with Alzheimer's disease or early thinking and memory problems tend to mirror the emotions of those around them, researchers find.
Women's Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring

Weight-loss operations in women could be a genetic bonus for the health of their future children, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: May 28, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New China Bird Flu May Be Resistant to Tamiflu

Chinese scientists say they've identified the first cases of resistance to the flu drug Tamiflu in a person infected with the emerging H7N9 avian flu virus.



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