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September 29, 2015

Health Tip: Moistening a Dry Mouth

(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth is a common complaint among seniors, and lack of saliva can increase the risk of cavities and other dental problems.

Health Tip: Things That Affect Your Heart Rate

(HealthDay News) -- Knowing your heart rate (pulse) can help keep tabs on your physical fitness, even if you're not an athlete.

More Evidence High-Fiber, Mediterranean Diet Is Good for You

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Numerous studies have extolled the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Now, research suggests the regimen may also boost levels of beneficial fatty acids.

Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blood tests may identify women with lupus who are at high risk for complications during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Dieters: Don't Replace Saturated Fats With Processed Carbs

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When trimming saturated fat from your diet, subbing in whole-grain foods helps your heart, but turning to white bread doesn't, a new study shows.

Kids May Be More Likely to Get Asthma if Grandma Smoked While Pregnant: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose grandmothers smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk for asthma, even if their own mothers did not smoke, a new study suggests.

Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living near busy roads with high levels of air pollution raises lung transplant patients' risk of organ rejection and death, but some antibiotics lower that risk, a new study shows.

Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Televisions topple over on thousands of toddlers each year, sometimes causing head injuries severe enough to result in death, Canadian researchers are reporting.

Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancer could be suffering silent, unseen heart damage due to their malignancy, a new study from Austria reports.

Implanted Device May Help Ease Sleep Apnea, Small Study Shows

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An implantable pacemaker-like device might improve sleep patterns and quality of life for people with sleep apnea, a new study contends.

Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2015

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

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