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November 28, 2017

Care for Caregivers

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many of us will care for a parent at some point in our lives. If you're shopping or cooking for Mom or taking Dad to doctor visits, you're already a caregiver.

Pot May Alter Brain Function of Some With HIV

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Using marijuana when you have HIV could lead to problems with brain function if you also abuse alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

This Weight-Loss Strategy May Not Help Your Knees

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss from dieting can slow the progression of knee arthritis in overweight people, according to a new study.

Health Tip: Prevent Drowsy Driving

(HealthDay News) -- One in 25 U.S. drivers reports having fallen asleep while driving during the past month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Health Tip: Why Get a Cholesterol Test?

(HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty blood substance that your body needs to keep cells healthy. It's produced by your liver and also is found in animal-based foods.

How Fast-Food Cues Can Lead You to Overeat

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before heading out to shop this holiday season, steel yourself for an onslaught of tempting aromas that might lure you into a fast-food restaurant.

Intense Workouts May Boost Memory

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pump up your workouts, pump up your memory, new research suggests.

Arthritis No Longer Just a Disease of the Old

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More younger Americans experience the aches and pains of arthritis than once thought.

6 Percent of Cancers Caused by Excess Weight, Diabetes

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a seriously good reason to watch your diet: Excess weight and diabetes cause nearly 6 percent of cancers worldwide, a new study reports.

Chronic Pain Common Among Those Who OD on Opioids

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of opioid overdose deaths involve people who suffer from chronic pain, a new analysis reveals.

Sniffing Out the Best Allergy Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal allergies make life miserable for millions of Americans.

Don't Delay Hip Fracture Surgery. Here's Why

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with a fractured hip need surgery as soon as possible or they could suffer life-threatening complications, a new Canadian study concludes.

Health Highlights: Nov. 28, 2017

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

Patients React Poorly When Docs Say 'No'

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients used to see doctors as kindly-but-firm professionals -- experts who knew what they were talking about and whose advice should be heeded, even if it wasn't necessarily welcome.

More Docs Specializing in Nursing Home Care

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More doctors in the United States are turning to a new clinical specialty -- nursing home care.

HIV Diagnoses Occurring More Quickly, CDC Says

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health care providers are getting better at detecting new cases of HIV infection, although it still can take years for people to know they've acquired the dreaded virus, federal officials reported Tuesday.

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