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July 29, 2015

Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- St. John's wort is a popular herbal therapy for depression, but a new Australian study highlights the fact that "natural" does not always equal "safe."

Health Tip: After You Finish a Marathon

(HealthDay News) -- You've just finished a grueling 26-mile race and your body aches all over. What should you do?

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

(HealthDay News) -- Every child will face danger in his or her life, and it's up to parents to equip children with the tools needed to minimize the chances of harm.

Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may some day predict lung cancer risk by examining the telomeres that protect your DNA.

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with a solid social life face a significantly lower risk for suicide than those who live in relative isolation, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: July 29, 2015

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

FDA Approves 'Belly Balloon' Device for Weight Loss

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans struggling to shed pounds have a new weight-loss option: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a temporary, implanted balloon device to treat obesity.

Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The annual cost of caring for Americans with autism might reach $500 billion by 2025, a new study estimates, with outside estimates approaching $1 trillion.

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