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March 13, 2017

Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoe for a Hammer Toe

(HealthDay News) -- A hammer toe means the toe is pointed permanently downward, a painful deformity that typically stems from a shoe that's too tight.

Health Tip: Help Kids Maintain Healthy Cholesterol

(HealthDay News) -- Most people don't worry about high cholesterol until they become adults, but the truth is that cholesterol can be a problem in childhood.

Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government should treat immigrant and refugee children with compassion and provide them with appropriate health care, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in a new policy statement.

Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with cystic fibrosis are living longer than ever, but those in Canada live nearly 10 years longer than those in the United States, a new study finds.

Few Military Doctors Well-Trained in Transgender Care: Study

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender people serving in the U.S. military may be hard-pressed to find a doctor who's knowledgeable about their needs, a new study suggests.

More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of babies and toddlers are landing in the emergency room for injuries related to strollers, cribs and other nursery products, a new U.S. study finds.

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana is often seen as a relatively benign drug that produces a typically mellow high, but new U.S. government research shows that the drugs called synthetic pot appear to be much different.

'Immunotherapy' in Monkeys Shows Promise as Long-Term HIV Treatment

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lab experiments with monkeys suggest that "immunotherapy" holds promise as a long-term treatment for HIV, researchers say.

Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After childbirth, many new moms experience the "baby blues." Now, researchers suggest that just three days of an experimental dietary supplementation may vanquish the temporary sadness.

Health Highlights: March 13, 2017

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

Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just because your doctor orders more -- or more high-priced -- tests and procedures when you're in the hospital doesn't mean that you get better care, a new study suggests.

Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may want to consider prescribing fish oil pills to heart attack survivors and patients with chronic heart failure, new recommendations from the American Heart Association suggest.

Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Face Risk of Second Cancer: Study

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of developing a second type of cancer may be high among Hodgkin lymphoma survivors, especially those with a family history of cancer.

Analysis: Millions Would Lose Health Coverage Under GOP Overhaul

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Monday that 14 million more people would be uninsured by 2018 under the Republicans' plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo fertility treatment but don't get pregnant may have a slightly higher risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

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