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August 13, 2013

Health Tip: Managing With Sensitive Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- Sensitive teeth can make drinking your morning coffee or eating an ice cream cone a painful experience.

Health Tip: When Your Child Is Scared of the Dark

(HealthDay News) -- If your child is afraid of the dark, you can take steps to ease the fears and help your little one feel comfortable.

'Hookup' Culture on College Campuses Not All That New

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- College students today are not having more sex than they were two decades ago, according to new research that challenges the perception of a campus "hookup culture," in which students regularly have sex with no strings attached.

Are Truck Drivers on the Road to Ill Health?

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Long-haul truck drivers in the United States have adapted to increasing demands for efficiency and speed in getting shipments from one point to another, but in doing so they've had to push their bodies to the limit, sacrificing sleep and a healthy diet, according to a new study.

Having More Siblings Might Lower Your Divorce Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The more brothers and sisters you have, the less likely you are to get divorced, a new study contends.

Stroke Rates Dropped Over Decade, Study in Texas Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke rates in older white and Mexican Americans declined over the past decade but remain higher in Mexican Americans, researchers have found.

Marriage Beyond Reach of Many Working-Class Americans: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Job insecurity and uncertainty about the future may be a key part of what's keeping many working-class Americans from getting or staying married, a new study suggests.

Eating Fish May Be Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Women who regularly get some fish in their diet may have a relatively lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a large new study suggests.

Men's Share of Housework May Depend on Career Choice

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- How much time a man spends doing housework is related to the type of job he has, a new study suggests.

Many Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers have identified nine risk factors -- many occurring during a person's teens -- that are tied to early onset dementia.

Twitter Chat: How to Prepare for a Healthy School Year

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Are you looking for expert advice for your back-to-school health questions?

Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Mediterranean diets heavy in two foods -- olive oil and nuts -- are linked to a lower rate of strokes in older people whose genetic makeup boosts their risk of diabetes, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Aug. 13, 2013

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

Company Tied to Stomach Bug Outbreak Stops Shipments to U.S.

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The Mexican company that distributes a salad mix tied to a U.S. outbreak of cyclospora illnesses said Monday that it was suspending shipments of the product to the United States.

New Drug Approved to Treat HIV-1

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Tivicay (dolutegravir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat infection with HIV-1, a strain of the virus that causes AIDS.

CDC: Heavy Drinking a Costly Burden to U.S.

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive drinking is a major economic problem in the United States, costing billions of dollars in health care costs, lost worker productivity and other consequences involved, the federal government reported Tuesday.

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