HealthDay News - March 18, 2019

Knives: Essential Equipment for Healthy Food Prep

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Every home chef will find that cooking healthfully is easier with a well-made set of knives. When shopping, let quality, not quantity, be your guide.

Healthy Cooking on a Budget

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cooking healthy at home is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. And your budget doesn't have to take a hit when you stock up on this list of good-for-you foods.

Hate Those Stressful Office Parties? Just Fake It, Study Suggests

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Though they often dread social events, many introverts find they're not as bad as feared and some have learned to fake an outgoing personality to get through the experience.

Health Tip: Parenting Adopted Teens

(HealthDay News) -- Teenagers often struggle with questions of identity. For adopted teens, the struggle may be harder than it is for their non-adopted peers.

Health Tip: Treating Rashes

(HealthDay News) -- Children often visit the pediatrician for skin rashes. From viruses to allergies, rashes have a multitude of causes.

Despite Big Heart Benefits, Far Too Many Skip Statins

SATURDAY, March 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who've already had a heart attack or stroke can cut their odds for another one in half if they regularly take cholesterol-lowering statins.

New Facial Bone Might Someday Be Grown From the Patient's Rib

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed a way to grow live bone using a rib and a 3-D mold in animal studies, and they say their technique could offer a new way to treat severe head and facial injuries.

Could Male Twin's Fetal Testosterone Bring Lasting Harm to His Sister?

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a twin brother could put a woman at a lasting disadvantage, and exposure to his testosterone before birth may play a role, a new study suggests.

'Antibiotic Envelopes' Could Cut Infections After Pacemaker Implant

SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tucking a pacemaker inside an antibiotic-soaked mesh envelope before implanting it inside your body can drastically reduce your risk of a dangerous infection, a new study shows.

Exposing Baby to Foods Early May Help Prevent Allergies

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New parents worry about a lot of things, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says one thing they can cross off that list is concern about giving high-allergy foods too early in life.

Prescription Fish Oil Pill Lowers Heart Attack Risk in Those Already on Statins

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have high triglycerides andtake cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30 percent by adding a high-dose omega-3 fatty acid pill, investigators report.

Health Highlights: March 18, 2019

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

Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who regularly down sugar-laden sodas, juices and sports drinks aren't doing their heart any favors.

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention

SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of aging Americans worried about heart attacks and strokes have for years popped a low-dose aspirin each day, thinking the blood thinner might lower their risk.

Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Someday soon, devices like the Apple Watch might be monitoring wearers for heart conditions such as potentially dangerous atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests.

CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Shortfalls in HIV testing and treatment are hampering efforts to stop new infections of the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

More U.S. Teens, Kids Seeking Mental Health Care in ERs

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. emergency departments are seeing a surge in the number of kids and teens seeking help for mental health problems, new research warns.