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July 20, 2016

Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- He was 26, a specialist fifth class with the U.S. Army, and stationed abroad, when an accident on the German autobahn sent him careening through the windshield of his car.

Health Tip: The Basics of Food Safety

(HealthDay News) -- Make sure you've got your facts straight when it comes to food safety.

Health Tip: Kids Should Wear Life Jackets

(HealthDay News) -- Life jackets, when used and fitted properly, provide extra safety for children in or around water.

Alzheimer's May Hamper Ability to Perceive Pain

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease may affect people's ability to recognize when they are in pain, a new study shows.

Study: VA Hospitals Compare Favorably to Non-VA Centers

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The quality and safety of health care at U.S. Veterans Affairs facilities is comparable to that in non-VA centers, according to researchers.

Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While there are many obvious benefits to achieving a higher level of education, one you may not have considered is a boost to your heart health.

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: July 20, 2016

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

Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Florida health officials are investigating what could be the first case of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the continental United States.

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