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January 09, 2015

Health Tip: Triggering Asthma Attacks

(HealthDay News) -- An asthma attack can be triggered by a host of factors, from things to which you're allergic to panic or fear.

Health Tip: Get Weight-Bearing Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- There's a recipe for good bone health, and it includes getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise.

Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who play football in middle school don't appear to have any noticeable short-term brain damage from repeated hits to the head, new research suggests.

Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One type of oral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, HPV16, seems to last a year or longer in men over the age of 45 than it does in younger men, new research indicates.

Study Suggests Link Between E-Cigarettes, Respiratory Infections

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vapor from electronic cigarettes may increase young people's risk of respiratory infections, whether or not it contains nicotine, a new laboratory study has found.

Tips for Steering Clear of Flu

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With flu now widespread across the United States, experts recommend you take several steps to reduce your risk.

Depo-Provera Linked to Higher HIV Risk, Researchers Find

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable birth control Depo-Provera is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection in women, according to a review of research in Africa.

Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks

THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An HPV test recently approved by U.S. health officials is an effective way to check for cervical cancer, two leading women's health organizations said Thursday.

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new anti-clotting drug to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots and strokes in people with a type of heart rhythm disorder has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Health Highlights: Jan. 9, 2015

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

Blood-Thinning Drug Savaysa Approved

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-clotting drug Savaysa (edoxaban) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk of stroke and prevent dangerous blood clots.

Air Force Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange: Report

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Air Force reservists working in aircraft years after the planes had been used to spray the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War could have experienced "adverse health effects," according to an Institute of Medicine report released Friday.

Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is in the grip of a particularly nasty flu season, federal health officials said Friday, due -- in large part -- to a strain of the virus that's hitting the elderly and children particularly hard.

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