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January 11, 2017

The Etiquette of Achoo!

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sneezing is your body's way of getting rid of nasal invaders like pollen, pet hair or viruses. But while sneezes may be good for you, they can spread germs to others.

Protecting Ankles, Feet From Winter's Assaults

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From broken bones to frostbite, you're at extra risk for foot and ankle injuries during winter. But you can protect yourself, according to a surgeon who specializes in podiatry.

Want to Leave Dinner Feeling Full? Bring on the Beans

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legumes such as beans and peas make people feel fuller after a meal than meat, a small study shows.

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all children get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) by age 2. But just because the infection is common doesn't mean it should be taken lightly, one nursing specialist warns.

Health Tip: Floss Properly

(HealthDay News) -- Among the universal laws of dentistry is the need to brush and floss regularly. But are you flossing correctly?

Health Tip: Eat a Protein-Rich Breakfast

(HealthDay News) -- The doughnut table and vending machines at work can lead to temptation. To help you resist, start the day with a protein-rich breakfast.

PG-13 Movies Show More Gun Violence Than R-Rated Films: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The most popular PG-13 movies now depict more acts of gun violence than R-rated films, a new look at the U.S. motion picture landscape reveals.

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Half of people tested at mobile clinics were unaware they had a condition that's often referred to as a "silent killer" -- high blood pressure, a new Canadian study reveals.

Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- MRI scans might help doctors protect critical areas of the brain before surgery to treat epilepsy, new guidelines suggest.

Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. chain restaurants have not followed through on promises to boost the nutritional quality of their kids' menus, a new study contends.

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.

Blood Levels of Meat-Linked Chemical Tied to Odds of Heart Trouble

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A molecule produced in the digestion of red meat, eggs and dairy products is linked to an increased risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke, researchers say.

Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers may face a slightly higher risk of stroke after an operation, a new study suggests.

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that a stressed life does no favors for the heart, and new research may help unravel why that's so.

'Chemo Brain' Lasts for Months in Many Breast Cancer Survivors

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Chemo brain" -- the mental fog common after breast cancer treatment -- can persist for six months, new research shows.

Health Highlights: Jan. 11, 2017

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

Medical Experts Alarmed at Trump's Reported Support of Vaccine Skeptic

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. medical community is responding with reactions ranging from apprehension to dismay at reports that President-elect Donald Trump reportedly asked a renowned vaccine skeptic to head a new commission on vaccine safety.

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