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October 06, 2015

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

(HealthDay News) -- If you're ready to lose weight, a conversation with your doctor is a great place to start. But before you meet, make sure you're fully prepared.

Health Tip: Boost Energy Without Caffeine

(HealthDay News) -- When run down, many people reach for an extra cup of coffee. But there are plenty of energy-boosting foods that don't contain caffeine.

Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults recover more slowly from concussion than younger patients, a small new study finds.

Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen and young adult cancer survivors are at increased risk for other cancers later in life, a new study reveals.

Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When Michigan doctors saw a large mass on the face of a fetus late in pregnancy, they feared it might block the baby's airway at birth.

Rehab May Not Help After Broken Ankle: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After a broken ankle, many patients embark on an exercise-based rehabilitation program to help speed healing and regain mobility. But a new study out of Australia casts some doubt on whether these programs help.

Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While your days may be filled with electronic communications, a new study suggests that face-to-face contact might have more power to keep depression at bay -- at least if you're older.

Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Compulsive texting can lead to poor school performance for teenage girls, a new study suggests.

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy may be good for a woman's kidneys, a preliminary study suggests.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed "right-to-die" legislation on Monday that will allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives.

Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery does not match standard surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer, new research indicates.

Health Highlights: Oct. 5, 2015

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

Optune Device Approved for Newly Diagnosed Brain Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded its approval for the Optune device to include newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer.

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