HealthDay News - June 25, 2019

Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Face More Struggles

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors often face intellectual and financial struggles, a new study finds.

Many Young Men Putting Health at Risk to Bulk Up

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Image is everything for most teens and young adults, and 22% of young men and 5% of young women turn to potentially dangerous methods to "bulk up," a new study says.

FDA Warns Two Kratom Marketers About False Claims

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday took two kratom marketers to task over false claims that their products can treat or cure opioid addiction.

Buyer Beware: Many Stem Cell Clinics Lack Docs Trained in Treatments

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's a good chance the doctor treating you at a stem cell clinic doesn't have any professional training related to your illness, researchers report.

Sperm Seems to Survive Just Fine in Space, Study Shows

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The reality of humans getting reproductive help in space just got a little bit closer.

AHA News: Genetics May Help Predict the Right Blood Pressure Drug for You

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Medication can play a huge role in reducing high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke, heart attack and other serious health problems. Yet given the wide selection of drugs for doctors to choose from, figuring out which drug works best for someone is difficult.

Could Antibacterial Triclosan Weaken Women's Bones?

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Triclosan, a chemical commonly added to a myriad of consumer products to kill bacteria, may be bad for women's bones, a new study suggests.

Experts Want Doctors to Add Vaping to Youth Prevention Pitch

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should add electronic cigarettes to their efforts to prevent young people from using tobacco, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says.

AHA News: Mom, Entrepreneur, Former NFL cheerleader – and Stroke Survivor at 39

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Growing up on a farm in northern Illinois, Cassie Perry participated in beauty pageants, joined the debate team and enjoyed competitive horseback riding. After college, she was a cheerleader for the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League. Later, she helmed several small businesses, most recently her own Pure Barre fitness studio outside Indianapolis.

Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a link that few might consider, but new research suggests young adults who worry about affording groceries may be more likely to suffer migraines.

More Education Could Mean Less Heart Disease

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers a compelling case for staying in school: American adults who spent more time in the classroom as kids have a lower risk of heart disease.

Is Your Child Depressed or Suicidal? Here Are the Warning Signs

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents think it couldn't happen to their kids, but the number of children and teens admitted to children's hospitals for thoughts of self-harm or suicide is alarming.

Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Experts agree that detecting breast cancer early offers a better outlook, but when to start screenings and how often to have them has changed repeatedly.

Healthy Work Lunches Are Hard to Come By

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you struggle to eat a healthy lunch during your workday, a new survey suggests you're far from alone.

Health Highlights: June 25, 2019

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

Health Tip: Treating a Dog Bite

(HealthDay News) -- Whether you are bitten by your dog or an unknown one, you must treat the wound without delay.

Health Tip: Getting Rid of Bad Breath

(HealthDay News) -- About half of adults have bad breath at some point, says the American Dental Association.