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October 07, 2015

Health Tip: Teaching Kids to Wash Hands

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping kids' hands clean goes a long way toward keeping children healthy, especially if they attend daycare or school.

Health Tip: Make Good Gluten-Free Choices

(HealthDay News) -- For people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is essential. But for those who don't have the disease, gluten-free isn't necessarily better.

Medical Marijuana Seems Safe for Chronic Pain Patients, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana appears mostly safe for treating chronic pain, at least among people with some experience using the drug, a new study suggests.

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sex at any time in a woman's monthly cycle may trigger immune system changes that boost the likelihood of getting pregnant, a new study suggests.

PTSD Can Affect Female Vietnam War Vets, Too: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who served in Vietnam may be at far greater risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than female military service members who were stationed in the United States during that war, a new study finds.

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who have ovarian tissue removed and stored for later transplantation have a chance at a successful pregnancy, a new study finds.

Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman's chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says.

Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Troubled people who have weight-loss surgery are more likely to attempt suicide following the procedure, a new study suggests.

More Than 730 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 732 illnesses in 35 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

Health Highlights: Oct. 6, 2015

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

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