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November 16, 2015

Health Tip: Create a Simple Plan for a Healthier Family

(HealthDay News) -- If you want to get your family on a path to better health, start with a few simple steps.

Health Tip: Are You Coping With Stress?

(HealthDay News) -- When you're stressed, it's important to handle it correctly so your health doesn't suffer.

Pediatricians' Group Urges Cuts in Antibiotic Use in Livestock

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Overuse of antibiotics in farm animals poses a real health risk to children, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns in a new report.

Male Infertility Might Signal Higher Odds of Testicular Cancer

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men with reduced fertility could be at increased risk for testicular cancer, according to a new study.

Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding a premature infant may help reduce the risk of a serious eye problem known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), new research suggests.

Falls, Fights Cause Most Serious Eye Injuries: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Falls and fights are the leading causes of eye injuries that land people in the hospital, a new study finds.

Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens agree with parents that the sale of electronic cigarettes should be tightly controlled, a new U.S. poll finds.

Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

SUNDAY, Nov. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A 5-year-old child from the United States, stricken at age 2 with a deadly form of tuberculosis after traveling to India, is finally in remission, researchers report.

Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medications taken to prevent HIV infection in high-risk people appear to work well in "real-life" use, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2015

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

Failing Sense of Smell Might Be Alzheimer's Warning

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing your sense of smell may mark the start of memory problems and possibly Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

High-Tech Glasses Instead of Eye Patch for 'Lazy Eye'?

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New, high-tech glasses may offer kids with "lazy eye" a hipper alternative to the traditional, dreaded eye patch, new research suggests.

Firefighter Receives Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A 41-year-old volunteer firefighter from Mississippi now wears the face of a 26-year-old bike messenger from Brooklyn, after what doctors are calling the most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed.

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