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  1. Need to Spot a Narcissist? Just Ask Them

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Self-absorbed narcissists can ruin your day, but a new study suggests an easy way to detect one: Just ask. That's because truly narcissistic people don't see the character trait as a flaw and are more than willing

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  2. Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy and Child's Brain

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When a woman drinks heavily during pregnancy, the harmful effects on her child's brain development appear to continue over time, a new study indicates. The findings point to a possible reason for the persistent attention a

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  3. Labeling Rules for Gluten-Free Products Take Effect

    Aug. 6, 2014 -- New U.S. labeling regulations for products that claim to be gluten free are a "major milestone," according to an expert. Under the Food and Drug Administration rules that take effect Tuesday, packaged food labeled as being gluten free cannot contain more than 20 parts per million of

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  4. Portable Monitors OK for Spotting Sleep Apnea: New Guidelines

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most people, portable sleep monitors are an adequate substitute for an overnight stay in a sleep laboratory for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, according to new guidelines issued by the American College of Ph

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  5. Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pain of fibromyalgia might be eased with injections of the painkiller lidocaine, a new study suggests. People with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their body as well as an increased sensitivity

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  6. High BP in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Let your blood pressure get too high in midlife, and you might pay the price in mental decline later on, a new study suggests. The study of almost 14,000 people found that high blood pressure in those aged 48 to 67 was tie

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  7. Obstetric Complication Rates in Hospitals

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American woman's odds of encountering a complication during childbirth may depend on where she delivers, a new study suggests. The study finds that about 13 percent of U.S. deliveries involve a complication, and

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  8. Poor People With Diabetes More Likely to Lose Limb

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor people with diabetes are much more likely to lose a limb to the disease than affluent patients are, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found the odds of having a

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  9. Could Hepatitis C Become Rare Disease in 20 Years?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The once tough-to-treat liver infection hepatitis C could become a rare disease in the United States in the next two decades, a new study estimates. Hepatitis C, a viral infection that harms the liver, is usually passed throug

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  10. Most Cosmetic Procedures Based on Stem Cells Bogus?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Could stem cell injections help rejuvenate your face or body? Probably not, plastic surgery experts say, but ads for these types of bogus procedures abound on the Internet. "Stem cells offer tremendous potential, bu

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