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June 11, 2015

Health Tip: Know the Signs of Kidney Stones

(HealthDay News) -- When mineral deposits build up in the kidneys or urinary tract, they're called kidney stones. When they become lodged in these areas, they cause pain ranging from moderate to severe.

Health Tip: Caring for Sensitive Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- Sensitive teeth can be very painful, especially while you're eating something hot or cold.

Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An itch that just won't go away: Many people will suffer from eczema or some other ailment involving chronic itch during their lifetime, and a new study in mice hints at why this happens.

Doctors Can Cut Back on Antibiotics After Abdominal Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The length of antibiotic treatment for abdominal infections can be cut in half and still be equally effective, a new study suggests.

Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often fidget, but new research suggests intense fidgeting may actually help them focus on the task at hand.

Many U.S. Men With Depression, Anxiety Don't Get Treated, CDC Finds

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close to one in 10 American men suffers from depression or anxiety, but fewer than half get treatment, a new survey reveals.

Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Workouts that really get the heart pumping may help ease asthma in people with the respiratory condition, a new Brazilian study finds.

Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Underage drinking in the United States is declining. But, alcohol remains the most widely used substance of abuse among American children, federal researchers reported Thursday.

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials recommended Wednesday the approval of a second new drug that's part of a novel class of medications that sharply cuts levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol.

Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exceptional visual perception might be an early hallmark of autism, which could help predict a child will be diagnosed with the developmental disability, a new British study suggests.

Health Highlights: June 11, 2015

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

Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 67,000 women suggests that those who are obese and postmenopausal may face significantly higher odds for breast cancer compared with slimmer women.

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