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November 17, 2015

Health Tip: Becoming a Caregiver

(HealthDay News) -- Stepping into the role of caregiver can be stressful and overwhelming.

Health Tip: Host a Healthier Holiday Meal

(HealthDay News) -- If you're hosting a meal this holiday season, do your guests a favor and make it a heart-healthier one.

Experts Pan Gene Testing of Budding Athletes

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Direct-to-consumer genetic tests should never be used on youngsters to identify athletic ability or boost sports performance, experts say.

Alzheimer's-Linked Gene Tied to Brain Bleeds in Men: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have the Alzheimer's disease-linked ApoE4 gene variant may have an increased risk for brain bleeds, a new study suggests.

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent: CDC

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American adults who light up has fallen to a new low of just 14.9 percent, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here's Your Chance to Stop Smoking

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Making the decision to quit smoking is the most important step in kicking the habit, and that's what smokers are being encouraged to do as part of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19.

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quickly clobbering a cold with a certain antibiotic might help kids who are prone to severe respiratory tract infections, a new study suggests.

Charlie Sheen: I'm HIV-Positive

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actor Charlie Sheen acknowledged Tuesday that he is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Gene Mutation May Be Tied to Drunken Recklessness

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say that they have identified a gene mutation that is linked to an increased risk of impulsive and reckless behavior when drunk.

Prostate Cancer Screening, Detection Both Down in U.S., Studies Say

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. men are being screened for prostate cancer, and fewer cases of the disease are being diagnosed nationwide, according to two studies published Tuesday.

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of three key sexually transmitted diseases increased last year for the first time since 2006, concerned U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.

Leading Doctors' Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug Ads

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs and medical devices drives up health care costs and should be banned, the American Medical Association said Tuesday.

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