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May 02, 2017

De-Stressing at Lunch

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For a lot of people, stress is a built-in part of the workday.

Health Tip: Help a Broken Toe Heal

(HealthDay News) -- A broken toe needs evaluation by a doctor to determine the best treatment. Prompt and proper first aid is important to speed healing.

Health Tip: Getting Enough Hard Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Moderate-to-vigorous exercise helps promote weight loss and could ward off health problems. But how do you know if you're exercising hard enough?

Climate Change May Worsen Sneezin' Season

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Think your spring allergies are worse than ever? You could be right, and climate change may explain it, an allergy expert says.

Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have heart valve surgery get better results and are more likely to survive if their surgeon does a lot of the operations, a new study.

Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S.

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ignorance, myths and stigma are still common among Americans when it comes to mental health, a new survey finds.

'Silent' Seizures Tied to Alzheimer's Symptoms

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Undetected or "silent" seizures may contribute to some symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, such as confusion, a small study suggests.

Sleeping Pills Boost Danger of Falls, Fractures in Older Users

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Falls and resulting hip fractures can prove disabling and even fatal for seniors. And new research suggests the risk of hip fractures rises soon after an older person is prescribed a sleeping pill.

Depression's Gender Gap Shows Up in Pre-Teen Years

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gender differences in depression diagnosis and symptoms start to appear around the age of 12, a new study reports.

Can Dropping Some Weight Save Your Knees?

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Knocking off some extra pounds might take a harmful load off your knees, researchers report.

Half of U.S. Docs Get Payments From Drug, Device Industries: Study

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. doctors received payments from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2015, amounting to $2.4 billion, a new study reports.

Heart Failure, Job Loss May Be Deadly Combo

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The ability to work may help predict a heart-failure patient's chances of survival, a preliminary study suggests.

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era School Lunch Rules

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Trump administration announced on Monday that it will ease the requirements for healthy school lunch programs spearheaded by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Eating Gluten-Free Without a Medical Reason?

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating "gluten-free" when there's no medical need to do so won't boost your heart health -- and might even harm it, a new study warns.

Loving, Supportive Kids May Help Lower Seniors' Dementia Risk

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of your relationships with your adult children and spouse might influence your chances of developing dementia, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: May 2, 2017

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

Life Expectancy Goes Up for Black Americans

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are living longer, but they still aren't living as long as whites are, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

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