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March 31, 2017

Elite Runners, Women the First Marathoners to Lose to Father Time

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- All marathon runners eventually slow down. But a new study finds that whether a runner is average or elite, or whether they are a man or a woman, may determine at what age and how much their pace will decline.

Health Tip: Bake a Healthier Treat

(HealthDay News) -- Eating healthier doesn't mean you can never have dessert; you just have to make better choices.

Health Tip: Watch for Illness After Vacation

(HealthDay News) -- You've just come back from a trip to where the weather's warm and the water is bright blue.

Self-Harm Can Be a Harbinger of Suicide

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who self-harm appear to be at increased risk for suicide over the next year, a new study suggests.

Researchers Take Aim at Insecticide-Resistant Bedbugs

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's a potential new weapon in the fight against the scourge of travelers everywhere -- bedbugs.

Tanning's Allure Tied to Other Addictions

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who seem to have a deep tan year-round -- whether from the sun or indoor tanning -- may be "addicted" to tanning. And new research suggests there's also a link between such tanning and other addictions.

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug linked to a raised risk of dementia is taken by millions of older Americans who have an overactive bladder, researchers say.

Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons: Study

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Inactivity can lead to weaker bones in teens, a new Canadian study finds.

Is Your TV Making You Fat?

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to stay slim? Start by switching off your TV during meal time.

Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who were infected with HIV near the time of birth are at increased risk for serious health problems and death, a new study finds.

Parents of Kids With Autism May Sacrifice 'Couples Time'

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Raising a child with autism can be so demanding that it saps time from the parents' relationship, a new study suggests.

Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's common for parents to worry that their kids are growing up too fast. But in certain cases, early puberty in girls may be linked to sexual abuse, a small study suggests.

Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overall cancer death rates in the United States continue to fall, but racial gaps persist, a new report says.

Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More worrisome news for people who toss and turn all night: Insomnia appears to be linked to a heightened risk for heart attack or stroke, a research review from China suggests.

Most Americans Favor Larger Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette packs carry health warnings, but many Americans think they're far too small, new research shows.

Health Highlights: March 31, 2017

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

U.S. Thyroid Cancer Cases Continue to Rise

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of Americans diagnosed with thyroid cancer has more than tripled over the past four decades, and continues to rise more than 3 percent a year, new research shows.

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