HealthDay News - September 17, 2019

A Surprising New Source of Omega-3s

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of reasons to get your omega-3s, which are abundant in fish and their oils.

Are You Just a Worrywart or Is It Something More?

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone goes through moments of worry, but for some people, anxiety takes over their lives. How can you tell if you're an average worrywart or if you might have an anxiety disorder? Your degree of distress is often a good indicator.

Health Tip: Your Changing Voice

(HealthDay News) -- Puberty can be a confusing and frustrating time for boys as their voices change. The larynx, also known as the voice box, grows during puberty because of bursts in testosterone. The growth and strengthening of the vocal cords help make the voice deeper.

Health Tip: Understanding Color Blindness

(HealthDay News) -- Color blindness is a vision deficiency that affects the perception of color, says the National Eye Institute.

Could Profit Be a Factor in Kidney Transplant Decisions?

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests money may sometimes guide whether someone gets a new kidney, researchers report that patients at U.S. for-profit dialysis centers are less likely to receive a transplant.

High-Dose Radiation a Game Changer in Fighting Deadly Prostate Cancer

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In what might be a major breakthrough, researchers report that high doses of radiation dramatically prolonged survival in men battling an advanced and aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Health Highlights: Sept. 17, 2019

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

Alex Trebek Heading Back to Chemo After Cancer Numbers Go 'Sky High'

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is heading back for another round of chemotherapy after losing a large amount of weight and having his numbers rise sharply, he told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.

At-Risk Men May Also Benefit From Regular Mammograms

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mammography has saved hundreds of thousands of lives by detecting breast cancer early in women.

AHA News: Vitamin D Is Good for the Bones, But What About the Heart?

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Vitamin D plays an important role in overall health, but if you've been taking supplements to strengthen your heart, recent research may disappoint you.