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November 21, 2016

Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having retail health clinics near hospitals does not reduce emergency department visits for minor health problems, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Don't Overeat During the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- It's easy to eat large portions and indulgent dishes during holiday feasts. But you can still enjoy the holidays without stuffing yourself.

Health Tip: Don't Nullify Your Workout

(HealthDay News) -- The wrong meals and snacks can thwart your attempts to exercise, burn calories and tone up.

New Fetal Views in 3-D

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant parents may soon be able to view a three-dimensional virtual reality version of the fetus, researchers say.

Poor Sleep Linked to Worsening Kidney Disease

SATURDAY, Nov. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For people with chronic kidney disease, poor sleep may boost the chances that their illness will worsen, new research suggests.

U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals have cut in half the number of potentially deadly bloodstream infections linked to so-called central-line catheters since 2008. But, too many critically ill patients are still exposed to dangerous bacteria, a new review from Consumer Reportscontends.

TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who watched "Sesame Street" interrupted by TV ads for a salty snack food ended up eating more of that food soon after, a new study found.

Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After a child's cancer diagnosis, parents' income often drops and mothers frequently stop working, a new study finds.

Gender Gap in Life Expectancy Persists

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People are living longer than ever, but men still trail women in life expectancy, a new study shows.

Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Because the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation can trigger stroke-inducing clots, many patients are prescribed a blood thinner.

Bonus From Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures?

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure and weakened bones are two big health issues for seniors.

Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 4 percent of U.S. teens surveyed admit to trying the "choking game" -- a potentially deadly game of temporary strangulation.

Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some good news for America's seniors: Dementia rates have dropped dramatically over the last decade or so, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2016

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

Troubled Preschoolers Not Getting Effective Treatment: Report

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most preschoolers with mood, behavior and social disorders would benefit from non-drug therapies, but few receive this type of help, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians reports.

Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline?

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Home-based occupational therapy may not slow down the physical decline that comes with Alzheimer's disease, a new clinical trial suggests.

Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have "playboy" attitudes and believe in power over women may face a higher risk for mental health trouble than men who don't, a broad new research review suggests.

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