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  1. 'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Noroviruses -- those notorious stomach bugs that have infected scores of people and ruined countless cruise ship vacations -- can spread through the air and infect people several feet away, according to new resear

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  2. Global Warning Over Dangerous Diet Drug

    May 6, 2015 -- The international police agency Interpol has issued a global alert about an illegal and potentially lethal drug used for dieting and bodybuilding. The warning concerns “2,4-dinitrophenol” (DNP), a combination of compounds that increases body temperature and metabolic rate. Last month

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  3. Does Mom's Cell Phone Startle the Fetus?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The sounds emitted by cellphones carried by pregnant women may rattle the sleep-and-wake cycles of their fetuses, new research suggests. The finding is based on a small study that tracked fetal reactions to repetitive cellph

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  4. Low Risk of Problems from Too Much Vitamin D

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing vitamin D toxicity is rare, researchers have found. With vitamin D supplementation on the rise, investigators set out to assess the odds of developing dangerously high blood calcium levels. "The evide

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  5. Healthy Eating May Shield the Aging Brain

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat plenty of fruits and veggies may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills as they grow old, a new large study suggests. The findings, published online May 6 in the journal Neurology, add to a growing

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  6. 'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Hospital Infection

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have found a new way to combat a stubborn and potentially deadly gut infection: a friendly version of the culprit bacteria itself. The infection, caused by the bug Clostridium difficile , is a common scourge in

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  7. Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the heart drug digoxin may increase the risk of premature death in patients with an irregular heartbeat and in those suffering from heart failure, German researchers report. In the review of published studies on th

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  8. Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating sleep apnea may help people with slightly elevated blood sugar levels lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study. "Assessment of sleep apnea should be considered in patients at high r

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  9. Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report. Scientists analyzed the likelihood that 2,000 patients tre

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  10. 3 Steps May Boost Healthier Eating

    By Carrie Myers HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- To succeed at the diet game, new research suggests a "CAN"-do attitude may be more helpful than relying on willpower or education. After reviewing more than 100 studies, Cornell University researchers found three things hel

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