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May 22, 2017

Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most people don't trust health research when industry is involved, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk Safely

(HealthDay News) -- If you've pumped breast milk, you'll want to store it properly so it's safe to drink at the next feeding.

Health Tip: Preventing Ingrown Toenail

(HealthDay News) -- An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail grows into the skin, causing pain and sometimes an infection.

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases

SUNDAY, May 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first prescription of an antibiotic that the average U.S. adult with pneumonia receives is now ineffective in about a quarter of cases, a new study finds.

Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients

SUNDAY, May 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with the potentially life-threatening infection complication known as sepsis are less likely to receive immediate antibiotic treatment in overcrowded emergency departments, researchers say.

Does Dirty Air Keep You Awake?

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may harm your sleep, researchers say.

Docs May Not Spot Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in Blacks

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most black people in the United States who struggle with sleep apnea or insomnia don't get their sleep disorder diagnosed, a new analysis suggests.

Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many more American women with heart disease are choosing to have babies, a new study finds.

Time to Take Your Workouts Outside

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The weather is warming up and beckoning you to take your workouts outside. But keep in mind that exercising outdoors is different from breaking a sweat at the gym, say experts at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer guidelines now recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50 for people at average risk for the disease.

Anabolic Steroids May Tax the Heart

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of muscle-building anabolic steroids may take a toll on the heart, researchers say.

Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting calorie intake may slow aging, a new study suggests.

No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Several new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics may just send toddlers into tantrums.

U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Until Gearah Goldstein fully transitioned her gender, being female housed in a male body felt like a hunger she couldn't satisfy.

Fewer U.S. Teens Are Boozing It Up

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- American teens are hitting the bottle less often than they did 25 years ago, new research reveals.

Could 'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly?

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Filtered cigarettes might be even more lethal than unfiltered ones, and a new review suggests that they have been boosting rates of a cancer that takes root deep in the lungs.

Sleep Apnea May Boost Pregnancy Complications

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be with sleep apnea may have a higher risk of pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and admission to the ICU than those without the sleep disorder, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: May 22, 2017

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

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old'

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Senior citizens with no history of heart problems appear to gain no health benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a new study suggests.

Actemra Approved for Certain Blood Vessel Inflammation

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The injected drug Actemra (tocilizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with giant cell arteritis, an inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis).

1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter of Americans -- and 1 in 3 millennials -- say they know someone addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new survey from the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

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