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  1. Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people, particularly those with excess belly fat, may face a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study suggests. The researchers report that women with a waist size of rough

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  2. Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While rare, breast cancer does occur in men and is often diagnosed at a later age and stage than in women, experts say. Each year in the United States, about 2,000 cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed and about 500 men

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  3. Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesiologists may need to improve their hand hygiene habits during surgery, because they might be putting patients at risk for infections, a new study suggests. Researchers observed anesthesiologists during operations a

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  4. Cholesterol Levels Tied to Breast Cancer Risk?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol levels may increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, a large new British study reports. The findings suggest that keeping tight control over cholesterol through medication could help prevent br

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  5. Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Blood Vessel Problem

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A teen who took the street drug called "ecstasy" suffered a potentially deadly bulge in his spinal cord artery, doctors said. This condition -- called a posterior spinal artery aneurysm -- occurs when the artery wall weak

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  6. Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who drop their bad health habits can reduce their risk of heart disease as they age, new research suggests. "Even after people have hit adulthood with some unhealthy behaviors, it's not too late to produce

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  7. One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning to spend quality time outdoors this summer, new research may give you another reason to guard against ticks. In a New York state study, about one in 10 deer ticks were found to be harboring at least tw

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  8. ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Whether drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder boost the risk of heart conditions in children remains a subject of concern. Now, research from Denmark suggests medications such as Ritalin and Concert

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  9. Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When Olivia Goree noticed something just "wasn't right" about her 6-week-old son's eyes, she trusted her instincts and took him to the doctor. What she never expected was the diagnosis: glaucoma. "I was really surprised," r

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  10. New Inhaled Drug Could Treat Asthma, Allergies

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports. The drug, quilizumab, targ

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