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April 02, 2015

Health Tip: Looking for an Exercise Product?

(HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for a newer, more convenient way to get fit, remember to be a smart shopper.

Health Tip: Freeze Food Safely

(HealthDay News) -- If you've cooked a big meal and have lots of leftovers, you can freeze them and keep them longer.

Digital Compass Attached to Brain Helps Blind Rats 'See'

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research in rats suggests a special compass might one day help blind people navigate their physical environments.

High-Tech Skin Maps Show Chemicals From Clothes, Beauty Products

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who've created the first 3-D map of a person's skin say people are covered with the chemical residues from shampoos, beauty products and even clothing.

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns and young infants in developing nations who have suspected severe bacterial infections can be effectively treated outside a hospital, two new studies suggest.

Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were overweight as children and teens may have a greater risk of colon cancer, no matter what their current weight, a new study cautions.

More TV Time May Mean Higher Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you're on the verge of developing diabetes, parking yourself in front of the TV might be one of the worst things you could do for your health, a new study suggests.

More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite medical advances, a new study shows that more people are dying of heart disease and stroke worldwide than did a quarter century ago because the global population is growing, and growing older.

Health Highlights: April 2, 2015

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

Could Fish Oil Interfere With Cancer Care?

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of cancer-fighting chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

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