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January 13, 2016

Health Tip: Be a Healthier Family

(HealthDay News) -- Living a healthy, busy and active lifestyle is important for children and adults alike. Establishing an active schedule can help everyone meet exercise goals.

Health Tip: Help Keep Your Child From Smoking

(HealthDay News) -- Talking to your kids about the risks of smoking can help them kick the habit before they start.

Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged heart valve replacement patients may have better outcomes if they receive valves made from animal tissue rather than metal, researchers report.

Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More babies are being born with drug withdrawal syndrome, possibly due to increased use of powerful prescription painkillers by pregnant women, according to the director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Alcohol Ads Should Be a No-See on TV for Kids

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens would see far fewer alcohol ads on TV if the alcohol industry tightened -- and followed -- its own advertising guidelines, a new study suggests.

Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements Often Ineffective, Possibly Harmful: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that over-the-counter sexual enhancement supplements for men work, and some are potentially dangerous, a new study reports.

Dementia Drug May Lower Risk of Falls Among Parkinson's Patients

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used dementia drug shows potential in reducing the risk of falls among Parkinson's patients, new research suggests.

New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test might improve doctors' ability to track the spread of advanced melanoma skin cancer, according to results of a small, preliminary study.

Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who eat lots of potatoes before pregnancy appear more likely to develop gestational diabetes, a new study suggests.

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants are just as susceptible to accidental poisonings as older children are, especially when it comes to medication errors, new research reports.

Health Highlights: Jan. 13, 2016

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

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