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August 11, 2015

Health Tip: Got Athlete's Foot?

(HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that's easily picked up in public areas such as locker rooms and pools.

Health Tip: Teach Children About Internet Safety

(HealthDay News) -- Many Internet sites are appropriately designed for children. Then, there are those that every child should avoid.

'Scoring System' May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colonoscopy can save lives, but experts agree that testing rates remain too low. Now, researchers say a special scoring system might point to those people at highest risk for colon cancer, who may need the test the most.

Tying the Knot May Mean Less Drinking for Young Adults

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toasting the bride and groom may bode well for healthful drinking later: A new study finds that marriage appears to lower drinking rates among young adults.

Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sexting and online safety are now some of the leading health concerns adults have for children, an annual poll finds.

Mixed Results on Value of Testosterone Supplements for Men's Health

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone therapy may not be as bad for men's heart health as previously thought, but it doesn't seem to turn back time on their sex lives either, a new trial shows.

12 Deaths Now Reported in NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two more deaths were reported Monday in the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York City, bringing the total to 12.

Frozen Donor Eggs May Lead to Fewer Births Than Fresh Ones

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be less likely to give birth if they use frozen eggs from donors instead of fresh donor eggs, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Aug 11, 2015

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

Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder may face a higher risk for heart disease and they need to be followed closely, new recommendations from the American Heart Association state.

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