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July 27, 2017

Golfing and Gardening Your Way to Fitness

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Leisure-time activities like golf and gardening can become efficient calorie-burning exercises -- if you tweak your routine just a bit.

Health Tip: Choosing Healthier Frozen Foods

(HealthDay News) -- Frozen foods offer plenty of convenience, but if you know how to shop, they can also provide plenty of nutritional value.

Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma

(HealthDay News) -- Asthma can begin at any age, but it usually starts in childhood.

How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients Out

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine if your muscles kept telling your brain you were exhausted, even when you were resting.

Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The emotional and physical costs of cancer can be staggering. But the financial side of cancer is also a great burden, with many patients in the United States struggling to pay for treatment, new research reveals.

When Is It Nail Fungus?

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you think you have nail fungus, you might be tempted to hide your problem with nail polish or self-treat with over-the-counter antifungal products. But you should visit a doctor instead, a dermatologist suggests.

Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Can your canine companion help you fight off a troubling skin condition?

Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's good and bad news from a new study on the noise blasted in American teenagers' ears -- more kids are listening to music via earphones than ever before, but rates of hearing loss have not increased.

Senate Rejects Repeal of Obamacare Without Replacement

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another blow to Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare, the Senate on Wednesday voted down a proposal to repeal the health care reform law without an immediate replacement.

Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is increasingly common in the United States, so people need to be alert for signs of the disease, an expert says.

Eczema Can Take a Toll on Adults

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The itchy, rashy skin condition eczema sometimes takes a heavier toll on adults than children, an expert says.

More E-Cigarettes, Fewer Tobacco Smokers?

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are giving up cigarettes, and a new study suggests electronic cigarettes may be the reason why.

Health Highlights: July 27, 2017

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

Binge Drinking Rates Dropping on College Campuses

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After years of increases in binge drinking among the college crowd, new research shows those rates have now dropped.

'Super Moms' and 'Super Dads': Work-Home Conflicts Affect Both Genders

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to stereotypes, it's not only women who struggle to balance work and family responsibilities, according to a new report.

Could a Little Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That glass of wine or pint of beer you enjoy with dinner every night might come with an added benefit -- a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new Danish study contends.

Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A donated kidney is turned away for transplant an average of seven times before reaching the patient who finally receives it, a new study shows.

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