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November 02, 2016

Health Tip: Help Teens Learn to Read Food Labels

(HealthDay News) -- Many teens are just starting to figure out how to make healthy food choices. This is a great time for parents to help them learn how to read food labels.

Health Tip: Coping With a Chronic Cough

(HealthDay News) -- Frequent coughing is a sign of an illness, allergen or exposure to something that's irritating your lungs.

Icy Slurry May Be Best Way to Hydrate in Extreme Heat: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An ice slurry/water mix is a good way to manage body heat while people work or exercise in hot conditions, a new study finds.

Surgery Not the Answer for Most Back Pain, Sports Doctor Says

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Back pain is a common problem, but most cases can be treated without surgery, a sports medicine specialist says.

Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Summer vacation may bring unexpected weight gain for young children, a new study finds.

Downside to Exercise for City Kids: More Pollution

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is usually great for children, but a new study finds that city kids who get regular exercise may breathe in more of an airborne toxin as a result.

More Than Half of Americans Have Chronic Health Problem: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

Scented Rooms, Products? Many Health-Conscious Americans Say 'No Thanks'

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lavender, lemon or lilac: Whatever the artificial aroma, more Americans are avoiding scented spaces and products, a new survey shows.

Anal Cancer Rates Rising in Many Parts of the World

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Anal cancer rates are on the rise in many countries. But vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) -- a virus linked to the development of anal cancer -- may help curb rates of the disease, a new study suggests.

Breast, Cervical Cancer More Deadly in Developing Nations: Report

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in developing countries are more likely to die of breast and cervical cancer than those in richer nations, researchers report.

Be Alert for PTSD After Pregnancy Loss

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder can develop in women after pregnancy loss, a new British study finds.

Could Loneliness Be an Early Sign of Alzheimer's?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Subtle feelings of loneliness might warn of impending Alzheimer's disease in older folks, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2016

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

Menopause and a Decline in Intimacy

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women might say "not tonight, dear" a lot more often in the year and a half before their final period, a new study finds.

Injections Might Help Prevent Genital Herpes Transmission for Months: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three injections of a therapeutic vaccine may control genital herpes as effectively as daily pills for at least a year, a new study suggests.

Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who are problem drinkers tend to suffer from more health problems later in life than non-drinkers, even if they conquered their alcoholism years earlier, a new study indicates.

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