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January 07, 2015

Health Tip: Prevent Cooking Fires

(HealthDay News) -- Though you can't eliminate all causes of cooking fires, there are things you can do to prevent most of them.

Health Tip: Don't Give up on Healthy Habits

(HealthDay News) -- Deciding to pursue healthy habits isn't so tough, but sticking with them can be.

Bullies and Their Victims May Be at Higher Risk of Suicide

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis of research from around the world suggests that kids involved in bullying are at higher risk of suicidal thoughts and actions.

Could Quitting Smoking Be Easier for Women Just After Ovulation?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who want to quit smoking need every advantage they can get. Now, a new study finds that timing a quit attempt around certain points in the menstrual cycle may increase the chances of success.

High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking the blood sugar levels of emergency department patients with heart failure can identify those at risk of diabetes, hospitalization and early death, a new study suggests.

Keeping Safe in a Big Freeze

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As a new cold snap sends temperatures plunging across much of the United States, one expert offers tips on how to stay warm and safe.

Psoriasis Costs Americans Up to $135 Billion Annually, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is more than just a troublesome skin condition for millions of Americans -- it also causes up to $135 billion a year in direct and indirect costs, a new study shows.

Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close to half of U.S. adults over 40 who have trouble breathing due to asthma or COPD still continue to smoke, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two measles-containing vaccines are safe, according to a new 12-year study.

Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go UpAfter New Year's

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- So New Year's Day has come and gone, leaving millions with resolutions to finally shed some pounds.

PTSD May Raise Women's Risk for Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with post-traumatic stress disorder seem more likely than others to develop type 2 diabetes, with severe PTSD almost doubling the risk, a new study suggests.

Strategy Might Thwart Resistance to a Common Prostate Cancer Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom has it that high levels of testosterone help prostate cancers grow.

Health Highlights: Jan. 7, 2015

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

Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients are at increased risk for stroke in the months after they find out they have the disease. And the risk of stroke is higher among those with more aggressive cancer, a new study says.

New Antibiotic May Combat Resistant Bacteria

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Laboratory researchers say they've discovered a new antibiotic that could prove valuable in fighting disease-causing bacteria that no longer respond to older, more frequently used drugs.

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