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Health News for 06/21/13

June 21, 2013

Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn

Think "skin cancer" and blame immediately goes to the sun. Justifiably so -- though not totally, skin doctors say.
Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis

Katie Wilkes was just 23 years old when she noticed a strange spot on her right breast.
Health Tip: Remind Men to Focus on Health

Women can help the men in their lives stay well by encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Health Tip: Understanding Excessive Sleepiness

If you spend most days trying to keep your eyes open, you may have a deeper problem than ordinary lack of sleep.
Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women

Older women who have depression or take antidepressants may be at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, a new study finds.
Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later

Babies who gained weight and head circumference more rapidly during the first month of life scored slightly higher on intelligence tests when they were 6 years old, according to a large new study.
Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says

Swimming pools are a major reason why children's eye injuries increase in the summer, according to an expert.
Potty-Training Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Incorrectly toilet training children can lead to problems ranging from bed-wetting and daytime accidents to urinary tract infections, so it's important to get it right, an expert says.
Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy

Taking iron supplements during pregnancy reduces women's risk of anemia and is linked with an increase in birth weight and a reduced risk of low birth weight, a new analysis finds.
Mind Over Diet?

People's views about what causes obesity may influence both their eating habits and their weight, new research shows.
Helicopter Ambulances May Boost Survival Rates

Despite having more serious injuries, patients taken to the hospital by helicopter ambulance had a higher survival rate than those taken by ground ambulance, according to a new study.
Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

The common belief that rheumatoid arthritis patients don't benefit from knee replacement surgery as much as those with the more common osteoarthritis has been challenged by the findings from a pair of studies by New York City scientists.
Some Infertile Men Show Higher Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Men who are infertile because they produce no sperm may have a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer, a new study finds.
FDA OKs Sale of 'Morning-After' Pill Without Age Limit

The so-called morning-after pill is about to go over-the-counter, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcing Thursday that it has approved unrestricted sales of Plan B One-Step.
Health Highlights: June 21, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Gluten Allergy May Play Role in Gastro Woes in Kids With Autism

In some children with autism, levels of immune system antibodies to gluten proteins are elevated, a new study shows.
Plan B Contraceptive Approved for All Females of Childbearing Age

The Plan B "emergency" contraceptive (levonorgestrel) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for any female of child-bearing potential.



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