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August 14, 2015

Coping Tips for Summer Weather Hazards

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Severe summer weather and thunderstorms can threaten your safety and health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.

Health Tip: Strive to Lose Weight

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping off pounds you've shed can be tougher than losing the weight in the first place.

Health Tip: Use Caution When Exercising in Hot Weather

(HealthDay News) -- Exercising in the heat of summer sun is harder on your heart. But a few precautions can help keep you safe.

More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is rising, U.S. government experts say.

Clearing Land Around Farms Doesn't Improve Food Safety

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Clearing areas of natural habitat around farm fields doesn't improve food safety, a new study shows.

How to Mend a Broken Heart? Your Gender May Matter

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The pain of a romantic breakup may hit women harder at first, but they recover far more quickly from the loss than men do, new research suggests.

Till Bolt Cutters Do Us Part: Titanium Rings a Challenge in the ER

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Like wedding vows, some wedding bands aren't meant to be broken. But British doctors have solved the challenge of removing titanium rings from patients' fingers -- using bolt cutters.

Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does not benefit obese teens and may actually harm their health, new research indicates.

Low-Fat May Beat Low-Carb Diet for Trimming Body Fat: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to slimming down, a diet low in fat seems to beat a diet low in carbohydrates for body fat loss, new research suggests.

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin resistance, a key component of type 2 diabetes, may contribute to language problems in women that can potentially signal early dementia, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Aug 14, 2015

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

Almost 1 Million Signed Up for Obamacare After Open Enrollment

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 1 million Americans signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, after the open enrollment period ended earlier this year, U.S. health officials reported.

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