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June 22, 2016
Health Tip: Don't Overeat at Restaurants
(HealthDay News) -- A larger portion at a restaurant may seem like a bargain, but negative health consequences may make it cost more in the long run.
Health Tip: Get Checked for High Blood Pressure
(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is quite common, but is often undiagnosed.
Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds.
A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of patient navigators -- people who help patients receive health care services -- improved cancer screening rates among low-income and ethnic minority patients, a new study reports.
Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds.
Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows.
Australia's Gun Laws Silence Mass Shooters
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Since tighter gun laws were introduced in Australia 20 years ago, there hasn't been a single mass shooting in that country, researchers report.
Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows.
Health Highlights: June 22, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: