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March 15, 2017

Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Living near a day care center won't increase your child's risk of catching contagious illnesses like whooping cough, new research suggests.

Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese mothers may underestimate the weight of their obese children, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Promote Peace in a Shared Bedroom

(HealthDay News) -- Kids who share a bedroom may bicker and fight, but parents can help promote a more peaceful co-existence.

Health Tip: Don't Contaminate Contact Lenses

(HealthDay News) -- Germs on poorly handled contact lenses can lead to serious eye infections.

Some Bed Bugs Can Traipse Out of Traps

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- They may need to build a better bed bug trap.

Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans may reveal which children will take longer to recover from a traumatic brain injury, according to a new small study.

Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American adults don't get an annual flu shot, and black Americans are even less likely to do so because of concerns about side effects, researchers report.

Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight 20-somethings dramatically increase their risk of esophageal and stomach cancer if they become obese later in life, a new study suggests.

Stent Patients Face Higher Risk of Death After Bleeding, Clots

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than a year after getting stents to prop open their clogged arteries, some patients are still at increased risk of death if they suffer either blockages or bleeding events, researchers report.

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Female soccer players suffer the highest rate of concussions among all high school athletes in the United States, a new study finds.

Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of reproductive-age women in the United States have little or no access to infertility clinics, according to a new study.

Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests.

Osteoporosis Fractures May Be Deadlier for Men

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men are more likely than women to die after suffering an osteoporosis-related fracture, researchers report.

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing opioid painkillers with common anxiety and sleep medications is a prescription for a deadly overdose, a new U.S. study shows.

Health Highlights: March 15, 2017

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

U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is not only an environmental issue, but a major threat to public health, according to 11 U.S. medical societies.

Intensive Treatment Shows Potential Against Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of managing type 2 diabetes as a chronic condition, what if people could beat the disease?

Seniors With Brain Cancer May Have Better Treatment Option

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Combined chemotherapy and radiation treatment appears to extend the lives of older patients with brain cancer, new research finds.

Stem Cells Hold Promise, Peril in Treating Seniors' Eye Disease

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells may offer new hope for people losing their vision to age-related macular degeneration, but that promise can come with some peril, new research shows.

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