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August 12, 2016

Will 'Unloading' Shoes Help Your Arthritic Knees?

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For reducing pain from arthritic knees, "unloading" shoes don't offer a leg up over conventional walking shoes, new research indicates.

Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Hardened Arteries

(HealthDay News) -- Plaque that builds up in arteries reduces blood flow and makes arteries more rigid -- a condition known as atherosclerosis.

Health Tip: Locking Your Child in a Hot Car

(HealthDay News) -- As parents become busier and busier, accidentally leaving a child in a hot car isn't out of the question.

Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As new college students prepare to leave home, it can be a difficult time for parents.

Sky-High Temperatures Inside 'Bounce Houses'

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inflatable bounce houses are a hit with kids at birthday parties and fairs. But, jumping around in these structures in hot weather can lead to serious heat-related illness, researchers say.

ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- College students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other psychiatric problems, a new study shows.

Where Do Americans Buy Most of Their Junk Food?

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans buy most of their junk food at grocery stores and supermarkets, a new study shows.

Scientists Zero in on Brain Area Linked to 'Parkinson's Gait'

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brain's prefrontal cortex may play a role in walking difficulties that afflict Parkinson's disease patients, new research suggests.

Ditch Your Car, Ride Your Bike and Check Your Scale

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cyclists weigh almost 9 pounds less, on average, than people who get around mainly by car, a new study shows.

Brain Relies on Two Timekeepers for Sleep

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Both an internal "clock" and an internal "hourglass" affect how different parts of your brain respond to sleep deprivation, a new study shows.

White House Transfers $81M to Continue Zika Vaccine Research

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration said Thursday that it will transfer $81 million from existing federal health programs so there's enough money to continue trials of a Zika vaccine.

Health Highlights: Aug. 12, 2016

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

Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students are much more likely to be victims of physical and sexual violence and bullying, and more needs to be done to protect them, a new U.S. government study says.

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