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October 11, 2016

Health Tip: Watching Portions and Your Wallet

(HealthDay News) -- You don't have to scrimp on nutritious foods to eat well on a budget.

Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy Around Classroom Pets

(HealthDay News) -- Classroom pets provide great learning opportunities for children, but they also bring germs to the classroom.

Leave Those Raking Injuries Behind

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Jumping in piles of leaves can be great fun, but raking them up afterward can leave you with an aching back.

Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery?

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A freezing technique known as cryoablation might be a viable alternative to lumpectomy for treating small, early stage breast cancers, researchers report.

Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers with certain chronic diseases may be at increased risk for heart problems, a new study suggests.

For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with migraines sometimes seek a chiropractor for help, but a small study suggests that any pain relief they get might be a placebo effect.

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There seems to be an association between sudden drops in blood pressure upon standing up -- a condition called orthostatic hypotension -- and an increased risk for dementia, according to a new study.

Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being a parent is more stressful for moms than dads, a new study suggests.

High-Protein Diets May Not Help Fend Off Diabetes: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While many believe that a high-protein diet can help with weight loss, a new study finds it might actually prevent an important health benefit that comes with slimming down.

Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama's declaration Tuesday to send astronauts to Mars and back by the 2030s might come with health risks to the space travelers, a new study suggests.

DEET Repellents Safe in Pregnancy to Prevent Zika, Researchers Say

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DEET insect repellents won't harm a pregnant woman or her fetus when used as instructed to prevent infection with the Zika virus, a new research analysis suggests.

Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some blood pressure drugs may boost the risk that patients will be hospitalized for depression and bipolar disorder, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2016

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

Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traditional multivitamins are falling out of favor among Americans, while supplements such as vitamin D, fish oil and probiotics are gaining ground, a new study finds.

For Medical Diagnoses, Doctors Still Trounce Computers

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Real doctors are still better at figuring out what's ailing someone than sophisticated symptom-checking websites and smartphone apps, according to a new study.

Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that dietary calcium in the form of supplements, but not calcium-rich foods, might have a harmful impact on the heart.

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