home > current health news article Current Health News Thursday, June 30, 2016 Health Tip: When Your Blood Glucose Rises Health Tip: Choosing the Right Potty Seat Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study Uncle Sam Wants You ... Slimmer Video May Aid End-of-Life Decision-Making Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks Biden Issues Challenge to Speed Cancer Discoveries Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children Why Some Seniors Don't Take Their Meds Hundreds of U.S. Clinics Sell Unapproved Stem Cell 'Therapies' FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates Memory Loss: Normal or a Sign of Trouble? New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Health Tip: Fuel Up for a Day at the Beach Health Tip: Avoiding Insect Stings Dermatologists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema Concussions Strike 1 in 3 Water Polo Players 'Hacking' a Diabetes Cure? FDA Asks How Safe Is That Hand Sanitizer? Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns For Better Skin Cancer Checks, Partner Up Sufficient Sleep May Help Protect Men Against Diabetes: Study Has Butter Gotten a Bad Rap? Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer Testosterone Therapy May Boost Older Men's Sex Lives Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet Health Tip: Exercising After Joint Replacement Old Drug Boosts Brain's Memory Centers Programs to Spot Painkiller Abuse Work, But Are Underused Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible' Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands Basketball Legend Pat Summitt's Death Points to Ravages of Early Alzheimer's Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C Boston's Subways Packed With Germs Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes Arthritis Possible Side Effect of Certain Cancer Drugs: Study The Older the Drinking Age, the Lower the Illness Rates? Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier Monday, June 27, 2016 Health Tip: Plan Ahead to Minimize Jet Lag Health Tip: Meditation Can Help You Relax Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance Health Highlights: June 27, 2016 Even 'Good' Insurance Comes With Hidden Hospital Bills Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk for Fatal Heart Attack? Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later? Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick Donated Blood Won't Transmit Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease Giving OD Antidote to Those Using Powerful Painkillers Might Save Lives Walking: The Cheap, Easy Workout Sunday, June 26, 2016 Homing In on the Genetics of Migraine Saturday, June 25, 2016 Hovering Parents May Harm Kids Friday, June 24, 2016 Health Tip: Coping With Scalp Psoriasis Health Tip: Skip Traditional Barbequed Food Opioid Update: Painkiller Misuse in U.S. Doubled in Decade Many Could Face Steep Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017 Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable' Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment Five New Genes Linked to Colon Cancer Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death DNA Tests May Spot Brain Infections New Treatment Shows Promise for Crippling Knee Arthritis 3,300 Heat Deaths a Year Projected for NYC by 2080 Why Some Bisexuals Won't 'Come Out' Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries Thursday, June 23, 2016 Health Tip: Is Your Snack Fueling Drowsiness? Health Tip: Keep Pushing Through Your Workout CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics Scans May Spare Some Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients From Chemo Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women Sprained Ankle Could Pose Longer-Term Harms to Health Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes Dengue Virus May Bolster Zika's Attack Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans, CDC Says Fiber: The Rx for Disease-Free Aging Keep Safe When Temperatures Soar Drug Monitoring Programs Do Curb Overdose Deaths: Study Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Health Tip: Don't Overeat at Restaurants Health Tip: Get Checked for High Blood Pressure Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study Top-Rated Children's Hospitals Ranked A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study Patient Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study Hair Removal for a Beach-Ready Body? Do It Safely Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows Zika Can Also Strike Eyes of Adults: Report Doing This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight Tighter Opioid Laws in U.S. Haven't Eased Misuse Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Health Tip: Eat Mindfully to Help Shed Pounds Do Too Many Lung Cancer Patients Miss Out on Surgery? Drowning Myths: What to Know Before You Dive In Most Americans Are Eating Better Fertility Treatments Not Linked to Twins' Birth Defects Nearly 10 Million Americans Are Severely Nearsighted Zika's Delivery Via Mosquito Bite May Boost Its Effect 'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer More Evidence Obamacare Is Lowering Numbers of Uninsured Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts Another Potential Use for Statins? Monday, June 20, 2016 Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year: Study No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids Parkinson's Rates Rising Among American Men Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for Atrial Fibrillation Can Drugmakers Buy Doctors' Loyalty With Cheap Meals? Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise Poor Sleep May Worsen Thinking Problems in MS Patients Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study Are Commercial Brain-Training Programs Worth It? Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help Many Seniors Saying No to Retirement Dos & Don'ts for Easy Splinter Removal Brain Tumors More Common in Better Educated, Wealthier Folks: Study Sunday, June 19, 2016 Report Faulty Tobacco Products to FDA Saturday, June 18, 2016 How to Prevent Painful Swimmer's Ear Friday, June 17, 2016 Time Zone Changes Give Edge to Athletes From West Health Tip: Identifying Problem Eating Health Tip: Osteoporosis Shouldn't Be Ignored Obamacare Premiums Primed to Spike in 2017 Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics Folic Acid Now Added to Corn Masa Flour: FDA Zika Spreading Rapidly Through Puerto Rico: CDC Depression Plagues Many With COPD Blood Pressure May Soar if You Live Near an Airport Better Care Could Cut Deaths From Trauma by 20 Percent: Report Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks Sleep Loses Out for Many Hooked on Video Games Aging May Blunt Some of Exercise's Benefits Thursday, June 16, 2016 Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids Health Tip: Are You Losing Your Vision? Painkiller That Killed Prince Part of Dangerous Wave of New Synthetic Drugs 1 in 13 Young Adults in U.S. Considered Suicide in Past Year Top 5 Costly Inpatient Conditions for Hospitals FAQ: New 'Stomach Pump' Weight Loss Device Doctors' Group Backs Later School Start Times Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later A New Antibiotic to the Rescue? CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study Middle-Aged More Often Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer Caffeine's Jolt Can Sometimes Be Short-Lived Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Health Tip: Keep Bedtime Back Pain at Bay Health Tip: Exercising for Seniors Stem Cell Transplant Can Help HIV Patients Battling Lymphoma: Study Just 6 Percent of Chest Pain Cases in ER Are Life-Threatening: Study Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome' Expert Panel Reaffirms Need for Colon Cancer Screen Beginning at Age 50 Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty Indoor Pollution From Fuels May Threaten Heart Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk Skin Cancer Check? Do Some Sole-Searching For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team Easing Your Child's Allergies Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Health Tip: Coping With Itchy Skin Health Tip: Use a Cleaner Toothbrush Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills Got a Spare 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span 5 Diet Drugs: Which Ones Work? Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study Brains of Teens With Type 2 Diabetes May Have Gray Matter Differences Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer Impotence Drugs Won't Raise Melanoma Risk, Study Suggests Spare the Meat, Skip the Type 2 Diabetes? Gun Violence Toll Grows More Gruesome: Study Lift Ban on CDC Research Into Gun Violence, Doctors' Group Says Gun Injuries More Often Fatal Now, Study Finds Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device Mixed News on Drinking and Heart Health Monday, June 13, 2016 E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age Health Tip: Take Steps to Stay Mentally Healthy Health Tip: Sanitize Your Kitchen Sponge HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time' Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits The Childhood Incidents That Increase Later Suicide Risk Patients Often Prescribed Extra Painkillers, Many Share Them Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care Could Eating More Whole Grains Help You Live Longer? Obama's 3-Pronged Effort to Speed Organ Transplants Fewer Injured Workers Getting Opioid Prescriptions in Some States Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon Sunday, June 12, 2016 Don't Get Caught Without Your Sunscreen Saturday, June 11, 2016 Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Fight Diabetic Eye Disease Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease a Dangerous Combo Friday, June 10, 2016 Health Tip: Recognizing Toenail Fungus Health Tip: Fight Inflammation With Diet and Exercise Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety? Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters' Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash 'Hidden' Brain Injury a Challenge for Military Doctors Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises 3 Popular Diet Plans May Help Ease Type 2 Diabetes, Too Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes Vitamin Deficiencies Common in Young Migraine Sufferers Great Recession Linked to Weight Gain in Kids Strategies That Work to Help Prevent Suicides Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer Thursday, June 09, 2016 Health Tip: Need a Lung Function Test? Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem California Enacts Right-to-Die Law Better Lung Cancer Survival? There's an App for That Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study Research Points to 'Smoking Gun' for PPI Risks Americans Living Longer and Better 6 Ways Women Can Take Care of Their Tickers Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women? Bifocals Might Trip You Up Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Serious Staph Infections Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later Older Runners Can Maintain Their 'Fuel Efficiency' MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Can Frequent Moves in Childhood Spell Trouble Later? Health Tip: Enjoy an Active Summer Health Tip: Laxatives Have Side Effects Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD Marriage a Boost for Heart Attack Survivors Hey Drivers: Hands-Free Cellphones Not Risk-Free Cancer's Heavy Financial Burden Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight Does DNA Determine Success in Life? Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat Experimental Drug Acts Fast Against Chronic Migraine Think Twice Before You Get That Tattoo: FDA New Psoriasis Drug Works Longer Term, Too Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Health Tip: Control Asthma Health Tip: Use Dandruff Shampoo Correctly Double Stem Cell Transplant May Help Fight a Childhood Cancer Cutting Back on Wine? Try a Smaller Glass Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues? Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC U.S. Black Women Get Less Care to Prevent Breast Cancer Return Coming Soon: A Wearable Artificial Kidney? Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says Female Reproductive Tract Not a Sterile Environment, Study Finds Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus Upside of Late Delivery: Possible Brain Boost? Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study Monday, June 06, 2016 Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study Health Tip: Spot Signs of Summer Allergies Health Tip: Is it Indigestion? U.S. Pays Highest Prices for Cancer Meds: Study Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds Superior Results for Myeloma Drug That's Added Earlier in Treatment Intensive Blood Sugar Control May Be Too Much for Some With Type 2 Diabetes Drug Duo Cures a Tick-Borne Disease -- in Mice Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds Shift Workers at Greater Risk of Heart Ills, Study Says Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin Among U.S. Military, Army Members Face Highest Suicide Risk Healthy Fats in Mediterranean Diet Won't Boost Weight Sunday, June 05, 2016 Antibody-Based Therapy Shows Promise Against Stomach Cancer Immune-Based Drug May Help Some With Advanced Bladder Cancer Saturday, June 04, 2016 Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors Two-Pronged Chemo Helps Some With Advanced Ovarian Cancer Boxing Great Muhammad Ali Dead at 74 FDA Investigating Migraine Patch Skin Reactions Friday, June 03, 2016 Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust Health Tip: Get Enough Sleep Many Addicts Going Without Meds That Curb Opioid Abuse Prince Died From Fentanyl Overdose Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex Many Take Opioids Months After Hip, Knee Replacements 1 in 5 Ovarian Cancer Patients Doesn't Get Life-Extending Surgery: Study 'Smart Bomb' Targets Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Isn't Always the Right Choice For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal Thursday, June 02, 2016 Health Tip: Get a Stress Test Health Tip: Diabetes Can Harm Your Feet U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions Dinner on Your Doorstep: Are Meal Kits Worth It? Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle? Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors 15.5 Million Americans Now Surviving Cancer: Report Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Longer Colon Cancer Survival Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer The Teen Brain Likes Social Media 'Likes' Prince Died From Potent Prescription Painkiller: Autopsy Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites Refugees Aren't Getting Needed Surgeries Weight-Loss Surgery May Boost Survival Wednesday, June 01, 2016 Health Tip: Eat Healthier Health Tip: Make Time for Fitness Talking, Texting Teen Drivers Take Deadly Toll Girl With Zika Birth Defect Born at New Jersey Hospital Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age Flu Shot Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital FDA Calls for Less Salt in Processed Foods Long-Term Pot Use Tied to Gum Disease in Study I'll Take the One in the White Coat Genes Might Help Shield Some Black Men From Obesity ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids More Americans Engaging in Same-Sex Encounters Exploring the Link Between Estrogen and Migraines Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery Brain Cancer Treatment Shows Promise in Early Trial Program Cut Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections 'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies ^ Back to Top From Healthy Resources Assess Your MS Symptoms Talking to Your Doctor About PAH Diaper Rash: When to Call a Doctor. 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