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April 04, 2014

Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people who don't have diabetes, according to a new analysis of 88 previous studies.

Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Strangers

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to teach children about personal safety and dealing with strangers in a way that is informative but not frightening.

Health Tip: Keep Your Breath Fresh

(HealthDay News) -- Bad breath can be caused by foods, such as onions or fish. But it can also signal a problem with the mouth, such as an infection or gum disease.

Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs that make good use of your intellect might have another benefit down the line -- a sharper mind long after retirement.

Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep is tied to a higher risk of mental decline in older men, according to a new study.

Cutting Cigarette Scenes From TV Shows May Have Helped Reduce Smoking

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scenes of cigarette use have become less common on prime-time television shows, and it may be linked to reduced smoking rates in the United States, a new study suggests.

Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Caucasian boys are the most likely to be color blind, while the risk is lowest in African-American boys, a new study finds.

Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending too much time sitting in front of screens may be linked to poorer bone health in teen boys, according to a new study from Norway.

Brief Whiplash Treatment Works as Well as Lengthy Therapy, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just one exercise education session works as well as expensive, long-term physical therapy in reducing pain in whiplash patients, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: April 4, 2014

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

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