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May 05, 2017

Poorer Kindergarteners Face a 'Double Dose of Disadvantage'

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income kids face language-learning obstacles at home and at school, a new study contends.

Planning Your Diet Plan

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first rule of diet success is to make changes you can stick with for the long term. And that means scheduling -- not skipping -- meals and snacks. This keeps you feeling satisfied and helps you say no to tempting high-fat foods.

Health Tip: Create a Sick-Day Plan for Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- When you're sick, your blood glucose can fluctuate sharply. So if you're diabetic, it's important to plan for changes triggered by illness.

Health Tip: Be a Safe Driver for Your Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Strapping your child in an appropriate car seat protects against injuries, but it's just as important for a parent to drive safely.

Stretching Eases Pain of Vessel Disease in Legs

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stretching can increase blood flow and reduce leg pain in people with peripheral artery disease, according to a small, new study.

Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who tend to ruminate and dwell on the same anxious thoughts could benefit from mindful meditation, a new study finds.

'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health information gleaned online can alter parents' views on the advice they get from a pediatrician, a small study finds.

FDA Warns of Tattoo Dangers

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Considering a tattoo? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to think before you ink.

'I'm Not a Bad Drunk, But He Is'

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't astonish most, a new British study shows that college students usually underestimate how badly they behave when they're drinking.

Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An electronic tracking device can calm worried parents who fear their child with autism might wander off and stumble into danger, a new survey shows.

Cervical Cancer May Leave Lasting Imprint on Survivors

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many cervical cancer survivors experience fatigue, insomnia and hot flashes years later, a new study reports.

Just a 'Social Smoker'? Toll on Your Health Still High

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you think that having an occasional cigarette in social settings is less dangerous for your heart than smoking a pack a day, think again.

Do Your Knees Crackle and Pop?

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Knees that "pop," "click" or "crackle" may sometimes be headed toward arthritis in the near future, a new study suggests.

Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A Colorado children's hospital saw four times as many marijuana-intoxicated teenagers land in its ER or urgent care centers following legalization of recreational pot in that state, a new study reports.

Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 175,000 American preschoolers struggle with common, but untreated, vision problems, a new report warns.

GOP Health Reform Push Faces Uncertain Future in the Senate

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Republicans in the House of Representatives celebrated their whisker-thin win Thursday to pass a bill that could begin the process of overhauling the health reform law known as Obamacare.

Health Highlights: May 5, 2017

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

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