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July 25, 2016

Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hip?

(HealthDay News) -- Slowing down with occasional aches and pains in your hip may be a common sign of aging. But other symptoms may indicate hip arthritis.

Health Tip: Taming Your Toddler's Aggression

(HealthDay News) -- Children can't follow your rules unless you're clear and consistent in enforcing them. Aggressive behavior is no exception.

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, a new study says.

Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom "checklist" that might aid earlier diagnosis.

Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk.

People-Oriented Jobs May Help Lower Alzheimer's Risk

SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-challenging jobs -- especially ones focused on people -- may help shield a person's mind against the ravages of age-related dementia, a new study finds.

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don't play sports or exercise, a new study finds.

Med Students View Ex-Patients' E-Records to Track Progress

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. medical students use electronic health records to track the progress of their former patients and confirm the accuracy of their diagnoses, a new study shows.

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests.

Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A simpler and less expensive form of talk therapy is as effective as the gold-standard treatment -- cognitive behavioral therapy -- for treating depression in adults, a new study suggests.

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 1.6 million child-bearing women in Central and South America may be at risk for infection with the Zika virus by the end of the first phase of the epidemic, new research suggests.

Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report.

Health Highlights: July 25, 2016

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

'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S.

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The massive "heat dome" that sent temperatures in the United States soaring over the weekend continued to suffocate the central and eastern parts of the country on Monday, as experts offered tips on how to stay cool in the sweltering weather.

CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Monday updated their Zika virus guidelines, saying that pregnant women could contract Zika from a sex partner of either gender.

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