Are Depressed Teens Prone to Violence?
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with depression might be more likely to commit violent crimes, a new study suggests.
A Shot of Caffeine May Speed Wake-Up After Anesthesia
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine may help patients wake up more quickly after general anesthesia, an animal study suggests.
Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hernia surgery
patients may require far fewer opioid painkillers than they're
prescribed, new research suggests.
Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. kids and
teens are likely to be diagnosed and treated for high blood
pressure because of new guidelines released Monday from the
American Academy of Pediatrics.
Having Same-Sex Parents Won't Affect Kids' Gender Identity: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Same-sex couples are
unlikely to influence the gender identity of their adoptive
children one way or another, a new study finds.
Majority of U.S. Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender: Survey
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of U.S.
adults surveyed would be supportive if they had a teenage child who
wanted to transition to the opposite gender, a new online survey
Zika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune System
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus thrives
in pregnant women by suppressing their already dampened immune
systems and running roughshod over their body's natural defenses,
which allows the virus to directly attack the fetus, a new study
Lower Blood Pressure Best for Seniors' Minds
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For seniors and
particularly blacks with high blood pressure, lowering it may help
keep their minds sharp, a new study suggests.
Wellness Visits for Better Well-being
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to stay on
top of your health, no matter what your age, it's important to see
your doctor for a regular wellness visit -- typically a yearly
check-up that takes a head-to-toe look at you as a whole
Study Supports Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How frequently should
women get a mammogram? Guidelines differ, but a new study estimates
thousands of U.S. lives could be saved if mammograms were done
every year from age 40 to 84.
Sitting Could Be Big Health Risk for Frail Folks
MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After years of being
told that sitting too much is deadly, a new study now suggests that
being sedentary for long periods of time may not be an
equal-opportunity health risk.
Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Keep Your Sponge Cleaner
(HealthDay News) -- Even microwaving a kitchen sponge won't
sterilize it of all harmful bacteria, a study from the University
of Furtwangen in Germany found, countering some earlier
Health Tip: Prevent Dehydration
(HealthDay News) -- Dehydration, a dangerous loss of body
fluids, should always be on your mind during the hottest days of
the summer. People who are exercising or playing outdoors are most