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HIV Transmission Between Women Rare, But Possible: CDC

THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A case report of a woman who was infected with HIV during sex with another woman shows that such transmission of the virus is possible, health officials say. The case occurred in Texas in 2012 and invol...  More »

Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults: CDC

THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' excessive alcohol use contributes to thousands of deaths each year, and the majority who die are working-age adults, according to a new government report. More than two-thirds of these deaths...  More »

Yes, You Can Catch a Bad Mood on Facebook

THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Before you post your latest mood on Facebook, consider whether it's a mood you want your friends to catch. After analyzing 1 billion anonymous status updates among more than 100 million Facebook users b...  More »

Time Running Out to Sign Up for Obamacare This Year

THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Still thinking about signing up for insurance under the new U.S. health care law? You'd better act quickly because the enrollment deadline to obtain coverage this year is March 31. ...  More »

Trauma Center Closures Tied to Higher Death Risk for Injured Patients

THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The closure of trauma centers across the United States is putting patients' lives at risk, a new study contends. Trauma centers specialize in the care of severely injured patients. ...  More »

'Love Hormone' May Help Those With Anorexia

THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small, preliminary study hints that a hormone connected to positive feelings could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social di...  More »

Health Highlights: March 13, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Head Defends Approval of Zohydro Pain Drug The controversial painkiller Zohydro fills an "important and unique niche" for treating pain, th...  More »

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear

WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Wednesday that a new HPV test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in cervical c...  More »

Health Tip: Using a Humidifier

(HealthDay News) -- A humidifier may help relieve dry and irritated sinuses, but it can also trigger a nasty case of the sneezes if you have allergies. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology offers these tips for proper use of a h...  More »

Health Tip: Help a Loved One With Sleep Apnea

(HealthDay News) -- If your partner snores and has other signs of sleep apnea, experts say ignoring the condition can affect your partner's health. The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute suggests how to help an affected loved one: If you...  More »

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