HealthDay News - October 15, 2019

Breast Milk Combats Growth of Bad Bacteria

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have identified a compound in breast milk that combats the growth of infection-causing bacteria in infants.

Bladder Drug Can Cause Eye Damage: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used bladder drug Elmiron may cause eye damage, a new study claims.

When Baby Makes Four

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When people in non-monogamous relationships decide to have a baby, they may find that hospitals are not ready to handle their childbirth needs, a new study suggests.

Chlamydia Can Harm Male Fertility

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Undiagnosed chlamydia infection can harm male fertility, a new study suggests.

What Helps Calm Agitated Dementia Patients?

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dealing with the agitation, anxiety and aggression that often come with dementia is one of the most challenging aspects of caring for someone with this brain disorder. But new research suggests that massage and other non-drug treatments may be more effective than medications.

AHA News: The Road to Better Exercise Might Be in Your Playlist

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Music may be just what you need to stick with an exercise program – and picking the right tunes could even improve performance.

Steroid Shots for Painful Joints May Make Matters Worse

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Corticosteroid shots are often used to ease arthritis pain, but a new study suggests they may be riskier than thought.

Shrinking Youth Group Aids Global Decline in Homicides

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Aging populations in many countries may explain why the worldwide homicide rate fell 20% between 1990 and 2015, researchers say.

Good News, Bad News on Concussions in High School Sports

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research on concussions reports mixed news for kids playing high school sports.

Are You Eating More Calories Than You Think?

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You've worked hard to curb mindless eating by not watching TV with a bag of chips in your lap, and you log everything you do eat in your smartphone app. But you could still be taking in more calories than you realize.

Childhood Risk Factors Can Predict Adult Obesity

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Certain risk factors in childhood can identify those who are more likely to suffer severe obesity in adulthood, a new study finds.

Beyonce's Dad Puts Spotlight on Male Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Beyonce Knowles' father first suspected something was wrong when he noticed a dot of blood that kept appearing on his shirts and bedsheets.

Happy Spouse, Healthy You

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have shown that a stable and happy marriage is good for the health of both partners, increasing longevity. But did you know that there's also a link between one spouse's happinessand the health of the other?

Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Eye Disease

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for diabetic eye disease that can lead to vision loss and blindness, researchers report.

Health Highlights: Oct. 15, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health Tip: Broken Toe Care

(HealthDay News) -- Toe bones are typically small and fragile. That's why these bones can break after dropping something heavy on them or even stubbing a toe, says MedlinePlus. Usually, a broken toe is not a serious injury and can be cared for at home.

Health Tip: Why You Yawn

(HealthDay News) -- Yawning typically occurs when you feel sleepy or bored, says Cleveland Clinic.