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May 17, 2013

Is Menopause Overlooked in U.S. Medical Schools?

FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Too few obstetrics-gynecology residents in the United States receive formal training about menopause, which could lead to care issues for the rapidly growing number of older American women, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Don't Smoke for a Better Smile

(HealthDay News) -- For people who smoke or are tempted to begin lighting up, consider what smoking can do to your smile.

Health Tip: Eating Vegetarian

(HealthDay News) -- If you're eating a vegetarian diet, it's important to make sure you're getting enough nutrients and making healthy meat-free choices.

Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults

FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Teen bullies are more likely to be criminals when they're adults, a new study finds.

HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant, Study Finds

FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Liver transplants to treat a common type of liver cancer are a viable option for people infected with HIV, according to new research.

Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices

FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Management of heart disease risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking -- varies significantly among outpatient practices in the United States, according to a new study.

Gay Actors Convincing in Heterosexual Roles

FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Although being openly gay appears to affect a male actor's masculinity ratings, it does not affect views on his performance, according to a new study.

Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds

FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- After age 50, excess body fat hardens the arteries, potentially increasing the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

Cellphone Use May Reveal Your 'Dominant Brain'

FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the dominant side of your brain may make the call on which ear you choose to use while talking on your cellphone.

Health Highlights: May 17, 2013

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

Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That

FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS system, and now there's an app that may help doctors save your life if you're having a heart attack.

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