Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests.
VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators with
the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department say there's no evidence that
any deaths at a Phoenix VA hospital -- the center of a nationwide
scandal -- were caused by delays in care.
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the fall sports
season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements
that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions are untested,
unproven and possibly dangerous.
Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Joining a number of
other health agencies, the United Nations' World Health
Organization (WHO) on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate
electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove
that "vaping" is harmless to bystanders.
When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children grow
much more slowly than other mammals because their developing brains
require so much energy to prepare for the challenges of later life,
a new study contends.
Health Tip: Did You Bruise a Muscle?
(HealthDay News) -- Most of the time, a bruised muscle isn't a
serious injury. But it can be a painful nuisance, especially among
athletes and others who exercise frequently.