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Health News for 07/26/13

July 26, 2013

Herbal Meds, Cosmetic Surgery a Bad Mix: Experts

About half of patients take herbal and other supplements before undergoing cosmetic facial plastic surgery, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Keep Bed Bugs at Bay

People who travel or buy used furniture should make sure they haven't brought home any unwanted guests: bed bugs.
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heat Illness

Prolonged exposure to high temperatures and high humidity can make you dangerously sick.
Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond

Infants who spent at least one night a week away from their mothers had weaker bonds with their mothers than infants who were with their mothers every night, a new study finds.
Technology Mishaps Behind 1 in 4 Operating Room Errors: Study

About one-fourth of operating room errors are caused by technology and equipment problems, but a preoperative surgical checklist could halve the error rate, a new study says.
Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study

Important differences between Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) suggest that MERS won't prove as dangerous as SARS, researchers report.
Lethal New Virus in Monkeys Shows Potential to Infect Humans

A new and highly lethal type of virus that can spread from monkey to monkey may also be able to spread from monkeys to humans, a new study finds.
Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All

Skipping breakfast may not sabotage your waistline after all, a small, new study suggests.
Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia

Older adults with dementia who use certain blood pressure medications may have a slower rate of mental decline, new research suggests.
Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery

Delirium occurs in nearly half of older patients right after they have major surgery with general anesthesia, a small, new study finds.
Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids

Bedsores affect hospitalized children more often than previously believed and most of them are caused by medical devices, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: July 26, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Test Detects TB and Antibiotic Resistance

A new test to detect bacteria that cause tuberculosis and simultaneously determine if the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic rifampin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA Proposes New Safety Rules for Imported Food

Faced with more reports of illness outbreaks linked to imported foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed new rules that would have these products meet the same safety standards as food grown in the United States.



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