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November 13, 2017

Knowing Too Much About Your Genes Might Be Risky

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's such a thing as too much information when it comes to learning about your genes, two new studies suggest.

Music, Video Help Sixth-Graders Master Hands-Only CPR

SATURDAY, Nov. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- CPR can be performed by sixth graders, a new study suggests.

Healthier Diet, Less Salt: The Recipe to Beat High Blood Pressure

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) - Cutting back on salt, along with following the highly recommended "DASH" diet, can beat back high blood pressure in adults, new research shows.

Health Tip: Participating in a Clinical Trial

(HealthDay News) -- A clinical trial may be just what the doctor ordered for a person who hasn't responded to a standard treatment or is unable to handle its side effects.

Health Tip: Cook Your Turkey Safely

(HealthDay News) -- No one wants the Thanksgiving holiday ruined by a nasty case of food poisoning that stems from the guest of honor -- the turkey.

Motor On, Heart Patients: Electric Cars Don't Harm Cardiac Implants

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who've bought an all-electric Tesla need not worry that their car might interfere with their implanted defibrillator.

Commitment Is Key for Online Quit-Smoking Groups

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An online social network designed to help you quit smoking can do just that, a new study finds.

Lunchtime H2O May Be Key to Curbing Kids' Obesity

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting kids to drink water with their school lunches could help keep their weight in check and save the United States billions in obesity-related costs, a new study contends.

Want to Prevent Heart Disease? Go Nuts!

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding heart disease may be a nutty idea.

Binge-Watchers, Beware: Long TV Time Poses Clot Risk

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you love to while away a weekend watching a season's worth of episodes from a favorite TV series, you may inadvertently put yourself at risk for developing a dangerous blood clot.

Holiday Parties Minus the Calorie Crunch

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday parties are fun social gatherings, but they can also be diet disasters. Here's how to enjoy yourself while sparing yourself hundreds of extra calories.

Many Women Miss Out on Lifesaving CPR

SATURDAY, Nov. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's hang-ups over sexuality and gender could cost women their lives when their heart suddenly stops, a new study suggests.

Younger People With Diabetes Have 7 Times Greater Risk of Sudden Heart Death

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People younger than 50 with diabetes have a seven-times higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, preliminary research suggests.

Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's a common Hollywood trope -- an older guy is having enthusiastic sex with a gal half his age when he suddenly flops over dead.

Take Heart, Coffee Lovers! Morning Joe May Help Your Ticker

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee fiends, rejoice: Every cup of joe you guzzle could drive down your risk for heart problems, a new preliminary study suggests.

Uninsured Heart Patients Often Face Daunting Bills

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A life-threatening heart emergency can spell financial doom for people who don't have health insurance, a pair of new studies shows.

Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2017

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

Prolonged Breast-Feeding May Guard Against Teen Eczema

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Encouraging new mothers to stick with breast-feeding may halve the already small risk that infants will develop eczema when they hit their teens, new research suggests.

Middle-Aged and Impaired? More Common Than You Might Think

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As early as middle age, many Americans have problems with dressing, grocery shopping and otherwise caring for themselves -- and for some, it leads to a progressive decline, a new study finds.

Definition of High Blood Pressure Drops

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of all adult Americans will be considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines issued Monday by the nation's top heart health organizations.

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