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May 15, 2017

Getting Back on Track With Exercise

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes life gets in the way of your workout plans. Maybe an illness or an injury got you off track or you took a break from the gym that lasted a little too long. Getting moving again can be challenging, but it's certainly doable -- and worthwhile.

Health Tip: Using a Stability Ball

(HealthDay News) -- A stability ball may look like an overgrown beach ball, but its potential health benefits shouldn't be ignored.

Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Warts

(HealthDay News) -- Warts are small bumps, caused by a virus, that are highly contagious.

E-Cigarettes Linked to Bladder Cancer Risk

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although many people think "vaping" is safer than smoking, research suggests that both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes are tied to an increased risk for bladder cancer.

Bike Fanatics Shouldn't Worry About Effects on Sexual Health

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The groin pain and numbness some serious bicyclists experience isn't harmful to their sexual or urinary health, two new studies suggest.

A New Way to Avoid an Embarrassing Male Sexual Problem?

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men troubled by the embarrassment of premature ejaculation might soon have an easy way to avoid it, new research suggests.

Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of thousands of strokes might be prevented in the United States each year if more people with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation took blood-thinning medications, a new study estimates.

Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of eligible Americans traveling abroad don't get a measles vaccine, and a key reason is lack of concern about the disease, a new study finds.

Many Parents Underestimate Drowning Risks

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pretty soon kids will be clamoring to dive into pools all across America, but many may not have the swimming skills they need to safely splash around.

'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a stepped-up "fight or flight" response, which researchers say may explain why PTSD boosts the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

Fewer SIDS Deaths in U.S., But Gaps Among Racial Groups Remain

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. babies are dying from SIDS, but certain minorities remain at greater risk, a new study finds.

'Female Viagra' May Lift a Younger Woman's Libido

SUNDAY, May 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If a woman's sex drive has waned to the point where she's distressed about it, or the issue is causing relationship problems, the medication dubbed "female Viagra" may help, a review of several studies suggests.

Timing of Menopause May Affect Heart Failure Risk

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who entered menopause early or who never gave birth might have an increased risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

Study Looks at Parkinson's Effect on Life Span

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with brain diseases such as Parkinson's and dementia with Lewy bodies die about two years earlier compared with people who don't have these conditions, a new study suggests.

Shift Work May Put Damper on a Man's Sex Life

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Male shift workers listen up: Two new studies link sleep disorders common in these men to urinary problems and erectile dysfunction.

Health Highlights: May 15, 2017

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

Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks: Study

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many adults under 40 may not need to have routine cholesterol screenings, a new study suggests.

New Device Approved for Esophageal Birth Defect

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new medical device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes a gap between the esophagus and stomach.

As Temps Rise, Risk of Pregnancy Complication May Too

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor air temperature may influence a pregnant woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study suggests.

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of U.S. child care centers are not fully prepared to handle the risks posed by a possible influenza pandemic, a new investigation warns.

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