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April 20, 2017

Health Tip: Help Manage Constipation

(HealthDay News) -- Many lifestyle factors -- such as diet, exercise and fluid intake -- are associated with constipation.

Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve

(HealthDay News) -- If you've followed your asthma treatment plan without improvement, it's time to have a conversation with your doctor.

What to Know About Online Dating Sites

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for love, chances are you'll at least consider -- if not turn to -- online dating sites. But how can you make a successful romantic computer connection?

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.

White Wine May Do No Favors for a Woman's Skin

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Could that glass of Chardonnay affect the condition of your skin?

Brain May Be Organized by Functions, Not Body Parts

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have long believed that different parts of the brain control different parts of the body. But new research suggests the human mind may instead be organized by specific functions.

Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to cut the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing home residents, researchers tried training staff on new ways to meet the needs of residents with dementia.

When Oxygen Runs Low, the Naked Mole-Rat Finds a Way

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When brain cells are starved of oxygen, people and all other mammals run out of energy and begin to die.

Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can a slight charge of electricity improve an ailing memory?

When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having type 1 diabetes can raise your chances of crashing while driving, but new research offers a checklist that helps determine whether it is safe for you to get behind the wheel.

Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a few miles of biking each day to your commute might add years to your life span, new research suggests.

Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Worldwide investments in teen health could yield significant economic returns, a new study contends.

Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who come from troubled backgrounds have a greater risk of killing themselves, a new study suggests.

Second Cancers Deadlier for Younger People: Study

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When a second cancer strikes, it tends to be far more deadly in the young, a new study reveals.

College Now the Place to Try Pot: Study

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There may be new meaning to the term "higher" education: College has become a major setting for first-time pot use, new research contends.

Health Highlights: April 20, 2017

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

Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In the battle to lose weight, many people switch to diet sodas. But while they cut calories they might also raise the risk of stroke or dementia, a new study suggests.

U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new government report that lists the top offenders for food poisoning shows that U.S. health officials have made progress against salmonella infections.

Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-system therapy appears safe for people with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. And it may ease symptoms in some, a preliminary study suggests.

Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents shouldn't give their children any medications containing the narcotics codeine or tramadol because they can cause life-threatening breathing problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

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