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December 03, 2015

Health Tip: Who Gets Pneumonia?

(HealthDay News) -- Anyone can get pneumonia, but your age and general health are risk factors for the dangerous infection.

Health Tip: Protect Against Hot Water Burns

(HealthDay News) -- Hot water burns are a danger to adults and children alike, but you can take steps to protect the family at home.

Patient's Mood During Medical Procedure May Affect Outcomes

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A patient's mood while undergoing a medical procedure can affect the results, a new study suggests.

Hawaii Facing Rise in Dengue Fever Cases

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Do your winter travel plans include Hawaii? You may want to pack bug repellent, experts say.

Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to widely used pesticides may harm children's lungs, a new study says.

Could There Be a 'Quit-Smoking' Gene?

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some smokers have much more difficulty kicking the habit than others. Now, a new review of prior research identifies a potential culprit: genes.

Transplanted Face May Age Prematurely

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Transplanted faces seem to age faster than normal, a new study suggests.

Weight Gain Between Pregnancies May Affect Infant Survival

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight gain after a first pregnancy might raise the risk of infant death and stillbirth in a second pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being obese or having diabetes during pregnancy can affect the heart of the fetus, a new study finds.

Could Energy Drink 'Shots' Raise Teens' Diabetes Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine-laden "energy shots" appear to trigger short-term insulin resistance in teenagers, Canadian researchers report.

Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- What if faulty genes in your DNA could be easily corrected, avoiding the ravages of diseases like cystic fibrosis or certain cancers?

Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- National Football League football players may not be the only ones who can develop a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated concussions during decades of play, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 3, 2015

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

Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A man's weight may affect the function of important genes in his sperm in ways that could be passed on to his future children, a new, small study suggests.

Another Downside to Diabetes: Tooth Loss

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The physical toll associated with type 2 diabetes includes tooth loss, a new study finds.

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