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January 10, 2017

Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Walking at moderate intensity may lower the risk of heart disease, a small study suggests.

Health Tip: Improve Your Diet

(HealthDay News) -- Eating better may be as simple as choosing healthier foods.

Health Tip: Coping With Hair Loss

(HealthDay News) -- If you're losing your hair, you may be able to slow the tide.

Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests.

Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Girls from poor U.S. families feel they're missing out on vital life lessons about the female body, researchers say.

Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests.

New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a recommendation that reaffirms previous guidelines, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that folic acid supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects.

Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might want to think twice the next time you're ready to blame the weather for your aches and pains, researchers say.

Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rude parents can rattle medical staff enough to compromise the quality of care their critically ill child receives, a new study suggests.

Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From Finland comes more evidence that a common group of viral infections may play a role in the development of at least some cases of type 1 diabetes.

Health Highlights: Jan. 10, 2017

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

Government-Backed Salt Reduction Efforts Could Deliver Big Health Pay Day

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Government-supported policies to reduce people's salt consumption are highly cost-effective worldwide, a new study reports.

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests.

High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of people around the world with elevated or high blood pressure increases, so do the number of deaths linked to this "silent killer," a new study contends.

Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: Report

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking kills about 6 million people a year, and costs the world more than $1 trillion a year in health care expenses and lost productivity, a new report says.

Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults fell by more than half over almost 20 years, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows.

High Health Care Deductibles Take Toll on Family Finances

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High-deductible health plans have multiplied in recent years. But they may pose a significant financial burden on Americans with chronic conditions, two new studies suggest.

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