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November 16, 2016

Health Tip: Keep Hair Looking Healthy

(HealthDay News) -- Hair treatments designed to improve your appearance may actually be damaging your coiffure.

Health Tip: Thinking About Psychological Therapy?

(HealthDay News) -- Psychological therapy involves more than discussing your problems with a professional. It can also help you cope with life's challenges, especially issues that bother you.

High Blood Pressure Rates Have Doubled Worldwide Since 1975

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people worldwide with high blood pressure has nearly doubled over the past 40 years, a new study reveals.

Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Alzheimer's Risk

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A person's sense of smell may help predict their risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

Alcohol May Fuel Prostate Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking may raise the risk of prostate cancer, and the more men drink the greater their risk, a new analysis of 27 studies suggests.

Is Your ATM Dispensing Bacteria?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You might want to wash your hands the next time you withdraw cash from an ATM machine, a new study suggests.

Almost 1 in 4 Face Surprise Bills After ER Visit

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As if a trip to the ER isn't traumatic enough, many U.S. emergency room patients end up with major unexpected costs, a new study says.

Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Half of patients hospitalized with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation aren't given blood-thinning drugs that reduce the risk of clots and stroke, a new study finds.

Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-third of Americans newly diagnosed with the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (AF) don't realize the condition puts them at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds.

Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women are at greater risk for Zika infection than men, new research in mice suggests.

Device Shows Promise Against Tough-to-Treat Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A hard-to-treat form of heart failure may be relieved by an experimental device that creates a hole inside the heart muscle, according to new clinical trial results.

Online Calculator May Help Couples Predict Fertility Rx Success

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed free online calculators that predict how likely a woman is to have a baby after a handful of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment cycles.

Health Highlights: Nov. 16, 2016

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

Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have higher-than-average odds of developing epilepsy, a new study suggests.

Can Time-Release Capsules Replace Daily Pills?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of drug capsule might one day replace the need to take medicines every day, but so far it has only been tested in pigs, researchers report.

New Drug May Brighten Outlook for Advanced Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A recently approved drug can help slow the progression of advanced breast cancer, a new clinical trial confirms.

Safety Group Releases Annual Dangerous Toys List

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With the holiday season approaching, the consumer watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) has released it annual list of the most dangerous toys.

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