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July 21, 2015

Health Tip: Exercise Your Knees After Injury

(HealthDay News) -- If you've hurt one or both knees, performing gentle exercises can help bring them back to full strength.

Health Tip: Selecting a Summer Camp

(HealthDay News) -- There may be many options for summer camps to keep kids busy, active and happy while school is out. But parents may feel lost about how to choose the right camp.

Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women are much more likely than men to suffer brain dysfunction after surgery with general anesthesia, a new study finds.

Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalization for mental health problems is far more common among kids behind bars than among children and teens in the general population, a new study finds.

Study Refutes Notion That Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users' risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect.

Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that a universal flu vaccine in mice protected the animals against eight different flu strains.

Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major change in Pap test guidelines introduced in 2009 may have had an unintended consequence: Some young women are missing out on screening for chlamydia -- a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility if left untreated.

The Dreaded 'Dad Bod' Is Real

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dads-to-be take heed: The so-called "fatherhood effect" means that first-time fathers will likely have a growing waistline to go with their growing family, a new study finds.

Women Descend Into Alzheimer's at Twice the Speed of Men: Study

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with mild thinking and memory problems -- known as mild cognitive impairment -- deteriorate twice as fast mentally as men with the same condition, according to new research.

Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking two 12-week courses of alefacept -- a drug already approved to treat the skin condition psoriasis -- may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes preserve some function in the beta cells in the pancreas, a new study suggests.

Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The antibiotic dicloxacillin may lessen the effects of some blood-thinning medications, new research shows.

Health Highlights: July 21, 2015

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

When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows

TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many lives could be saved if more people performed CPR immediately after seeing someone go into cardiac arrest, a new study contends.

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