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July 18, 2016

Health Tip: Protect Against Athlete's Foot

(HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is an itchy, often painful fungal infection. But there are things you can do to help prevent it.

Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping a stash of heart-healthy basics means you can whip up a nutritious meal on a moment's notice.

'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette makers say the products can help adults stop smoking, but new research suggests many teens use the devices because they seem cool, new and fun.

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study.

Poverty Takes Bigger Toll on a Man's Health If He's Black: Study

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While being poor raises the odds of dying early for American black males, it doesn't seem to have the same impact for white males, a new study suggests.

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need to be on the lookout for a trio of harmful health conditions in young female athletes, a new report says.

Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Media violence has become a routine part of the daily lives of American children, and parents, lawmakers and the media should take steps to change that, a leading pediatricians' group recommends.

Concussion Study Shows Player-to-Player Hits Most Damaging

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As officials at all levels of American football continue to debate how to prevent concussions, a new study using data from devices inside the helmets of high school players confirms that hits with other players are especially damaging.

Health Highlights: July 18, 2016

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

Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living near fracking sites may make asthma worse for many of those who suffer from the respiratory condition, a new study suggests.

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