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January 13, 2015

Health Tip: Trimming Calories From Your Dinner Plate

(HealthDay News) -- If you want a simple way to cut down on calories, start with some easy substitutions on your dinner plate.

Health Tip: What to Avoid During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- While moms-to-be are peppered with advice of what to do and what not to do during pregnancy, there is some sound guidance.

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A collection of health risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" may boost older women's risk of endometrial cancer, even if they're not overweight or obese, a new study suggests.

Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two troublesome adult breathing issues -- asthma and sleep apnea -- may have a connection, a new study suggests.

Episiotomies on the Decline for U.S. Births

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An operation called an episiotomy, which widens the birth canal to facilitate easier deliveries, seems to be on the decline in the United States, a new study indicates.

Straight Men More Prone to Jealousy Over Sexual Infidelity: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A woman may have the reputation of turning into a green-eyed monster when her man sleeps with someone else, but new research suggests a man gets even more jealous in the same scenario.

As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in the mountains seem to have lower rates of lung cancer than those closer to the beach -- a pattern that suggests a role for oxygen intake, researchers speculate.

Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rotavirus is a relatively common infection of infants and -- especially in poorer countries -- can cause sometimes fatal diarrhea and vomiting.

Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered new gene mutations linked to colon cancer in black Americans say their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment.

Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary greatly depending on your race and ethnicity, a new study indicates.

An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Accenting the positive may be good for your heart, with a large study suggesting that optimistic people seem to have a significant leg up when it comes to cardiovascular health.

Health Highlights: Jan. 13, 2015

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

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With heart health, sometimes it takes a village.

Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If the current high rates of monitoring and hospitalization continue, the Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be halted by the middle of this year, researchers report.

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