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April 19, 2017

Health Tip: Stuck on the Road in a Storm?

(HealthDay News) -- If you can't get to shelter during a severe storm, it may be safest to stay in your car.

Health Tip: Planning Your Walking Workout

(HealthDay News) -- If walking is your exercise of choice, reduce your risk of injury and split your trek into three stages: warming up, speeding up and cooling down.

Thinking of Going Organic?

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, eating healthy means eating organic whenever possible. But choosing only organic foods can take effort and be costly. So when does it make the most sense?

Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Kids' Memory Skills

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason to make sure your kids are active: New research shows those with stronger muscles may have better working memory.

High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's prognosis after an ovarian cancer diagnosis may be affected by a number of unexpected factors, new research suggests.

Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors' Falls

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older people are at higher risk for fall-related injuries because bone density and muscle mass diminish over time. But regular exercise can help keep them on their feet, research suggests.

A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Technology using a patient's own brainwaves might offer hope against tough-to-treat PTSD, new research suggests.

Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- They may look like tons of fun, but all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are actually tons of trouble for kids.

For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- At parties across America, young adult smokers are more likely to pair cigarettes with alcohol than with a "joint."

Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adjusting the so-called body clock might help severely brain-injured patients regain consciousness from a coma, researchers say.

Police-Inflicted Injuries Send 50,000 to ER Annually in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50,000 Americans are treated each year for injuries inflicted by police, a new study says.

Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for People With Type 1 Diabetes?

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes face the risk of developing a disease that can cause blindness, so treatment guidelines have long called for annual eye exams.

Health Highlights: April 19, 2017

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

Could Young Blood Boost the Aging Brain?

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study hints that young blood may harbor clues to a "fountain of youth" for older brains.

Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of powerful statin drugs have been shown to avert future heart problems, including heart attack and stroke. Yet many heart attack patients stop taking these medicines as recommended, a new study reveals.

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Air quality in the United States is improving overall, but not enough for the nearly 40 percent of Americans who live in counties with unhealthy levels of air pollution.

FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cluster headaches, though rare, are among the most severe forms of headache a person can face.

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