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December 19, 2016

Health Tip: Add Color to Your Food

(HealthDay News) -- Adding more color to your foods makes meals more interesting and may add nutrients to your diet.

Health Tip: Prepare for Travel With Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Before you hit the road for the holidays, make sure your diabetes is under control and that you're prepared for emergencies.

Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The earlier youngsters start using nicotine -- even in the form of e-cigarettes -- the harder it is for them to quit a habit that could last a lifetime.

Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women have a higher survival rate than men after a specific type of heart valve replacement procedure, a new study finds.

'Don't Cut Yet, Doc, I Can Hear You'

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Far fewer surgical patients become conscious while under general anesthesia than previously believed, researchers report.

Used Safely, Donor Breast Milk Can Help Preemie Babies

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies can benefit from donated breast milk -- if it's given in the hospital with proper safety measures, a leading pediatricians' group says.

Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people have difficulty getting their lives back on track after being released from juvenile detention, especially those from racial and ethnic minorities, a new study shows.

The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The traumatic effects of child abuse and neglect can persist for decades, often with substantial economic consequences, researchers report.

Baby Crib Ads Show Unsafe Practices, Study Says

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Baby crib advertisements and store displays often demonstrate unsafe sleep environments that increase an infant's risk of sudden infant death syndrome, a new study reports.

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There seems to be a genetic link between poor sleep and some medical conditions, including obesity, restless legs syndrome and schizophrenia, researchers report.

Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with a genetic trait linked to obesity may be more likely than other kids to respond to fast-food commercials on TV, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2016

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

Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use by pregnant women in the United States is up significantly since the early 2000s, a new study finds.

Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans who land in the hospital are more likely to survive if their doctor is a woman, a new study suggests.

Most Women Unfazed by Sharing Bathrooms With Transgenders

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most women aren't concerned about sharing public bathrooms with transgender women. But many men are concerned about the safety and privacy of the women in their lives, a new online opinion survey says.

Everyday Pain Relievers May Be Linked to Hearing Loss in Some Women

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of over-the-counter pain relievers may be associated with increased risk of hearing loss in some women, a new study says.

Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-cancer drug Rubraca (rucaparib) has been granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced ovarian cancer.

Did El Nino Weather Give Zika a Boost?

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The weather phenomenon called El Nino might have aided the explosive spread of the Zika virus throughout South America, a new study reports.

Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New moms often remark that they've got "baby brain," a new way of thinking that seems to accompany pregnancy and childbirth. New research suggests they're right.

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