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Health News for 11/24/14

November 24, 2014

Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

Obese Americans are absent from work more often than their normal-weight colleagues, and these absences cost the U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, a new study shows.
Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.
Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study

The lunches children bring from home may be less healthy than the school cafeteria offerings, a new study suggests.
More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

Advanced life support given by paramedics to cardiac arrest victims may cost lives rather than save them, researchers report.
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows

Santa might think twice about giving kids an all-terrain vehicle this year. Riding ATVs poses high risks of injury or death for children and teens, with dangers differing by age, a new U.S. study warns.
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns.
Young Guys in Large Vehicles Most Likely to Survive Crash

Driving a large vehicle and being a young male are among the factors that improve a person's chances of surviving a car crash, a new study finds.
Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate

Researchers have discovered the stem cells that allow your nails to grow back after you lose them.
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that new "boxed warning" labels will be added to devices called laparoscopic power morcellators, which are used to grind up uterine fibroid growths.
Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better

Jogging helps seniors maintain their ability to walk, a new study finds.
Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

Want to give health care a boost? Try a little kindness, experts say.
Talk Therapy Linked To Lower Suicide Risk

Talk therapy significantly reduces suicide attempts and deaths among people who have previously attempted suicide, a new study finds.
Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

A growing number of children are being diagnosed with the allergic skin condition eczema -- but it can usually be eased with topical treatments, according to a new report.
Some Newly Insured Under 'Obamacare' May Have Trouble Finding Doctors

Millions of Americans bought health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act in the past year. Now, several shortcomings in the system have been discovered.
Health Highlights: Nov. 24, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Safely Thaw the Thanksgiving Turkey

You don't want Thanksgiving guests to become sick from contaminated turkey, so make sure you thaw your holiday bird safely.
Health Tip: Getting Active Indoors

Even when the weather doesn't cooperate, you can still get plenty of exercise indoors.



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