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Health News for 12/17/13

December 17, 2013

Health Tip: Cleaning Up Mold

If you see or smell mold in your home, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these cleaning methods:
Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning During Holiday Travel

Dining on the go during the holiday season means you should take precautions against food poisoning.
Brain Chemicals May Signal Which Preemies Will Have Delays

A potential new way to identify premature infants at high risk for delays in motor skills development may have been discovered by researchers.
E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study

A single strain of antibiotic-resistant E. colibacteria has become the main cause of bacterial infections in women and the elderly worldwide over the past decade and poses a serious health threat, researchers report.
Study Questions Safety of Common Anesthesia Drug

More concern about the safety of a common anesthetic has been raised in a new study.
Type of Surgical Anesthesia Might Influence Prostate Cancer's Return

For men having prostate cancer surgery, the type of anesthesia doctors use might make a difference in the odds of the cancer returning, a new study suggests.
Deadly MERS Virus Detected in Camels

Scientists say they have the first definitive proof that a deadly respiratory virus in the Middle East infects camels in addition to humans.
Could Water Near Fracking Sites Disrupt Hormones?

Groundwater and surface water samples taken near fracking operations in Colorado contained chemicals that can disrupt male and female hormones, researchers say.
Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss

Placing five acupuncture needles in the outer ear may help people lose that spare tire, researchers report.
NIH, NFL Team Up to Take On Concussion Research

The U.S. National Institutes of Health is teaming up with the National Football League on research into the long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving concussion diagnosis.
Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Almost 15 Percent of Americans Still Uninsured, Report Finds

As the final phase of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," begins, a new report shows that more than 45 million Americans still don't have health insurance.



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