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December 02, 2015

Health Tip: Ready Your Home for Winter

(HealthDay News) -- Before ole' man winter shows up in your neighborhood, be prepared with a storm survival kit.

Health Tip: Enjoying a Holiday Fire

(HealthDay News) -- A fire can be a cozy way to keep warm during winter, but it can be dangerous if you don't take precautions.

Hearts Entombed With Loved Ones Give Clues to Cardiac Disease Centuries Ago

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "My heart will go on" may be more than a line from a song: Researchers say they're learning more about the history of heart disease from spousal hearts buried with loved ones centuries ago.

MRI Can Spot Early Signs of Knee Arthritis: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- MRIs can spot the warning signs of knee osteoarthritis in people who have normal X-rays, researchers report.

Smog Linked to Heart Disease in Seniors

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older people living in cities with high levels of a particular type of air pollution are more likely to be hospitalized for heart disease, a new study reveals.

Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast density is considered by many an independent risk factor for breast cancer. But new research from Croatia suggests it might not be that critical after all.

Pollution From Coal Burning Most Damaging to Health, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution particles from the burning of coal are far more dangerous to your health than those from other sources, a new study indicates.

Powerful New Pot May Harm the Brain, Researchers Say

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking high-potency marijuana might damage nerve fibers that connect the brain's two hemispheres, a new study reports.

Survival Improves for Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women diagnosed with advanced, stage 4 breast cancer have a better chance of survival, and are surviving longer, compared to two decades ago, a new study finds.

SIDS Risk Depends on More Than 'Sleeping Environment'

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's sleeping environment is not the whole story when it comes to the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new analysis affirms.

False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests a false-positive result on a mammogram may be somewhat more worrisome than thought, a new study says women who get such a result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer later.

Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2015

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

Negative News on Statins Tied to Dropped Prescriptions

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- News reports on the downsides of statins may push some people to stop taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study hints.

Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who watch tons of TV, and spend more time on the couch than at the gym, may end up paying for it with diminished mental performance in middle-age, new research suggests.

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