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August 19, 2015

Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning at Work

(HealthDay News) -- If you brown-bag your lunch at work, remember to store it safely to avoid food poisoning.

Health Tip: Minimize Scarring

(HealthDay News) -- Minor wounds and surgical scars should heal themselves, but there are things you can do to minimize scarring.

Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Uterine cancer rates are rising in the United States, particularly among black and Asian women, according to a new study that also found black women are more likely to die of the disease.

Good Moods Infectious Among Teens

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A good mood is infectious among teens, but depression is not, a new study suggests.

Insulin Pumps Nearly Halve Risk of Heart Disease Death for Type 1 Diabetics

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps seem to have a much lower risk of dying from heart disease or stroke prematurely than those who rely on multiple daily injections of insulin, new research suggests.

FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the so-called "little pink pill" -- a controversial drug intended to boost flagging sex drive in women.

Only 1 in 10 With Heart Failure Sent to Rehab Programs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac rehabilitation programs offer many benefits to heart failure patients, but only one in 10 are referred to such programs, a new study reveals.

One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just one or two drinks a day can increase the risk of certain cancers, researchers report.

Health Highlights: Aug 19, 2015

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

Female Libido Pill Approved

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Addyi (flibanserin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first drug to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women.

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