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August 08, 2017

Caring for Aging Parents

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans are juggling working and raising a family with taking care of an older relative.

Health Tip: One of Three Adults Gets Shingles

(HealthDay News) -- Adults 60 and older should be vaccinated for shingles, a very painful rash that's triggered by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Health Tip: If You're a Caregiver

(HealthDay News) -- While taking care of a family member or close friend can be a rewarding experience, it also adds to the stresses of everyday life.

Study Tests Sound Waves to Monitor Pressure Inside the Skull

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A noninvasive method of monitoring pressure inside the skull -- using sound waves -- shows promise, researchers report.

Some Medical Ills Call for Dental Detective Work

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dental care isn't always as risk-free as you might think.

Heart Health Ignored by Many With Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking steps to prevent heart disease is crucial for people with type 2 diabetes. But most diabetic adults in the United States aren't meeting recommended guidelines, health officials say.

Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?

MONDAY, Aug. 7 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests -- but doesn't prove -- that certain players of action video games may lose gray matter in a part of the brain that's linked to mental illness.

Online Game Helps Those With Diabetes Control Blood Sugar

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another example of technology's evolving impact on health care.

Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers With Sleep Disorders

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep disorders during pregnancy may increase the risk of preterm birth, a new study finds.

Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The photos you post on Instagram can contain telltale visual clues that help predict if you're suffering from depression, a new study reports.

Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood sugar affects about one in six newborns, and new research suggests it could lead to brain difficulties in childhood.

Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2017

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

Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients' risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired.

Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with a particular genetic cause of autism show structural abnormalities in the brain that are readily detected with noninvasive imaging, according to a new study.

Deaths From Colon Cancer Up Among Younger White Americans

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer is claiming the lives of more younger, white Americans, a troubling new report shows.

FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will now include electronic cigarettes in a public health education campaign to discourage American youth from using tobacco and nicotine products.

U.S. Opioid Crisis Continues to Worsen

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drug overdose deaths continue to climb in the United States, despite efforts to combat the nation's ongoing opioid addiction crisis, a new federal report states.

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