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July 19, 2013

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are you know at least one person who's given up eating gluten. Maybe you've even given it up yourself. But who can really benefit from a gluten-free diet?

Gluten-Free and Worry-Free in Georgia

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Though giving up gluten has become somewhat of a fad, some people -- beyond those with celiac disease -- can reap real benefits from going gluten-free.

Health Tip: Choose Healthier Chinese Food

(HealthDay News) -- Some Chinese dishes are full of fat and salt, but others may be just as delicious and much healthier.

Health Tip: Fight Stress

(HealthDay News) -- Healthy habits can help combat stress, and keep you mentally and physically healthier.

Measures to Keep Heart Failure Patients From Returning to the Hospital

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital teams can take six steps to help heart failure patients avoid another hospital stay within the month after they leave, a new study finds.

Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Older black and Hispanic male cancer survivors are less likely than their white peers to see a specialist or to receive basic preventive care such as vaccinations, a new study of American men finds.

Diabetes-Linked Amputations Declining, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer foot and leg amputations are being performed on people with diabetes, even as rates of the disease are rising in the United States, a new study finds.

Long-Distance Relationship May Strengthen Couple's Bond

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Does distance really make the heart grow fonder? Maybe so: According to a new study, people in long-distance romantic relationships can form stronger bonds than those in normal relationships.

Missed Diagnoses, Drug Errors Are Major Cause of Malpractice Suits

THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Most malpractice claims against primary care doctors are the result of drug errors and missed diagnoses, particularly of cancer, heart attack and meningitis, a new review finds.

Weight Loss May Help Thwart Diabetes

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight people with pre-diabetes can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by losing a significant amount of weight, according to new research.

COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with the lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for bleeding in the brain, a new study finds.

Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- The skin disease eczema may be an important factor in the development of food allergies in infants, a new British study suggests.

Health Highlights: July 19, 2013

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

End of Heat Wave on the Horizon

FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- People living in the Midwest and Northeast will have to weather one more day of scorching temperatures and withering humidity before a massive heat wave finally moves out and cooler air moves in on Saturday, U.S. meteorologists said Friday.

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