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August 22, 2016

Food, Even Water Can Spoil When the Power Goes Out

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Power outages can be more than an inconvenience. They can cause problems with your food and water that could put your family's health at risk.

Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's only a matter of time after school begins before parents have to deal with a child who doesn't feel well enough to go.

Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School

(HealthDay News) -- The first days back to school are a tough transition for many kids and parents. Making sure they are well rested before the first day can help.

Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School

(HealthDay News) -- Walking to school is a great way for kids to get exercise. But parents should always teach their children pedestrian safety.

Couples At Risk During 'Divorce Season'

SUNDAY, Aug. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Are certain times of the year harder on a marriage?

Clinton Edges Trump on Health Care, Survey Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans trust Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to do a good job on health care issues than Republican rival Donald Trump, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollreports.

Twitter Broadening Discussions About Death, Grief: Study

SATURDAY, Aug. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twitter and other social media are erasing a 20th century taboo against discussing death and mourning in public, researchers report.

Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers

SATURDAY, Aug. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cyberbullying among teens is highly likely to involve current or former friends and dating partners, a new study finds.

Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women prefer to see female urologists, but there are far too few to meet a growing demand, a new study reports.

Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Student-athletes may be more popular than teens who don't play sports, but they're no more fit.

Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives

SUNDAY, Aug. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among older folks, close family relationships appear more important than dear friends in extending life, a new study finds.

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics in Kids Might Help Spur Type 1 Diabetes

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated treatments with antibiotics were linked to the development of type 1 diabetes in mice, a new study finds.

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should take industry television ratings with a grain of salt, since they don't always reflect the true amount of violence, smoking and drinking in TV shows, a new study warns.

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than worry about the number on the bathroom scale, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says.

Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Research in mice shows it may be possible to reverse brain damage after a stroke.

Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2016

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

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