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December 31, 2015

Too Often, CPAP Is Only Sleep Apnea Treatment Offered

THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of those diagnosed with sleep apnea fail to stick with the standard treatment for the condition, the CPAP mask, a new study says.

Health Tip: Is Stress Affecting Your Health?

(HealthDay News) -- While stress is a normal part of life, it can negatively affect your physical and mental health if it gets out of control.

Health Tip: Prepare Leafy Greens

(HealthDay News) -- If you're planning to serve leafy greens with dinner, make sure you're preparing them properly.

New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While no one health story dominated in 2015, the year did mark some milestones and important trends, with news in cancer screening and prevention topping the list.

Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions?

THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new strategy to prevent concussions on the football field that seems counterintuitive may actually work, a new study suggests.

Heading to a New Year's Party? Here's How to Stay Safe

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New Year's Day is the worst day of the year for alcohol-fueled car crashes, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Drowsy Drivers Pose Risks to Others, Themselves

THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hitting the road for a New Year's gathering? Crossing the highway rumble strip is a sign that you're too sleepy to drive, researchers report.

Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from asthma may be more likely to develop the painful skin condition known as shingles, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 31, 2015

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

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