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January 20, 2017

Many Women With Eating Disorders Do Recover, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The media often portrays women with the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia as untreatable, and sadly, in about one-third of cases that may be true, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Wash Hands Often

(HealthDay News) -- Washing hands regularly is a great way to help keep you and your family well.

Health Tip: Feeling Under the Weather?

(HealthDay News) -- Even if you're sick with a cold or the flu, don't neglect your teeth, the American Dental Association reminds us.

Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with autism suffer from gastrointestinal problems, such as belly pain and constipation. And new research suggests that these issues may stem from a heightened response to stress.

Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans with mental illness and substance abuse disorders got health insurance after the Affordable Care Act was introduced, a new study shows.

Are U.S. Med Schools Skimping on Obesity Training?

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite being a major health threat, obesity isn't widely discussed in U.S. medical schools, a new study suggests.

Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who log hours of screen time every day -- on video games, smartphones, computers, TV and the like -- may not be doing themselves any harm, a new study suggests.

Many With Advanced Lung Cancer Don't Get Treatments That Might Help

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. patients with late-stage lung cancer do not receive treatments that could prolong their lives, a new study finds.

Your Health Record in a Heartbeat?

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A patient's heartbeat might one day be used to protect his or her electronic health records, a new study suggests.

Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A young child with asthma has a greater risk of obesity than one without the chronic respiratory condition, a new study suggests.

Ebola Blood Test May Help Predict Survival Chances

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test may help determine a person's chance of surviving an Ebola infection, researchers say.

Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poor women are more likely to suffer heart trouble than poor men are, a new review suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 20, 2017

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

Trulance Approved for Chronic Constipation

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Trulance (plecanatide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat persistent constipation of unknown (idiopathic) cause in adults.

8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eight people who worked at several rat-breeding facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin have been infected with a virus not commonly found in the United States, federal health officials said Friday.

Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Flu activity continues to rise across the United States and there's been a slight uptick in the number of deaths in the last week, federal health officials reported Friday.

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