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February 03, 2017

Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vision deterioration is a major problem for astronauts who spend extended periods of time in space. Now researchers have identified the likely cause of the problem and a possible way to prevent it.

Health Tip: How to Filter Your Water

(HealthDay News) -- Just because you can't see or necessarily taste contaminated water doesn't mean there isn't a health concern.

Health Tip: Leave Bed Bugs Behind

(HealthDay News) -- Pesky bedbugs can find their way into your luggage and clothing and hitch a ride home with you.

Sleep: The Great Motivator

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you really want to follow through on your New Year's resolutions, make sure you get enough sleep.

What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Would you be able to recognize the urgent symptoms of a heart attack -- and know how to respond to it?

Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of bacteria in a pregnant woman's cervix and vagina can affect her risk of preterm birth, a new study finds.

Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Complications that occur late in pregnancy or during delivery may slightly raise a child's risk for autism, a new study suggests.

Substitutions for a 'Slimmer Bowl' Football Party

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- To burn off the calories in 10 Buffalo crispy chicken wings, you would have to run the length of 149 football fields, a nutrition expert says.

2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 2.5 million American women have had pelvic inflammatory disease, an often-symptomless infection of the reproductive tract that can cause infertility and lasting abdominal pain, a new U.S. government report shows.

Sleepovers With Dad Can Be a Win-Win After Divorce

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and toddlers of divorced parents who live with their mother benefit from overnight visits with their father, a new study finds.

U.S. Doctors Trained Overseas Have Slightly Better Patient Outcomes

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates are lower for older Americans treated by doctors trained in other countries than by those who went to a U.S. medical school, a new study reports.

Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although progress has been made, blacks in America are still being hit harder by HIV/AIDS, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's not just a woman's weight that matters when couples are trying to conceive, a new study suggests.

30 Former NFL Players Pledge Their Brains for Research

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty former NFL players have joined the growing number of retired players who have pledged to donate their brains to research on a devastating brain disease that has been linked to the repetitive head trauma.

Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2017

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

Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most people can recall a time when a certain sound annoyed them -- say when your office mate was repeatedly clicking his pen -- but some people find such sounds utterly unbearable. And new research suggests that brain abnormalities may explain why.

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