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February 10, 2015

Health Tip: Coping With Mold Allergy

(HealthDay News) -- Mold can creep into your home, causing symptoms including sneezing, coughing and watery eyes to those who are allergic.

Health Tip: Understanding Low Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- Hypotension, or low blood pressure, can occur for a variety of reasons and may cause lightheadedness or dizziness.

Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Is measles really back?

Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says.

Creatine Doesn't Treat Parkinson's Disease, Study Says

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Creatine doesn't appear to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis shows that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes or die early when they take blood pressure medications -- even if they don't actually have high blood pressure.

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a preterm baby may face an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a preliminary study suggests.

Donor Hearts Going to Waste, Researchers Report

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even as the need for heart transplants increases, more donor hearts are being discarded, with a new study showing that only one in three donated hearts finds a recipient.

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mercury found in some seafood may be linked to autoimmune disorders among women of childbearing age, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 2015

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

New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness affecting up to 2.5 million Americans, may soon get a new name and set of diagnostic criteria.

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