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August 28, 2017

The Benefits of a Weekly Diet Plan

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Day-to-day diet planning can be a hassle and fall by the wayside if you get into a time crunch. To keep weight-loss efforts on track, take a few minutes every weekend to get organized for the following week.

Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of a Concussion

(HealthDay News) -- A concussion is a brain injury resulting from an abrupt hit to the head. It causes the head and brain to move back and forth quickly, resulting in a chemical change in the brain.

Health Tip: Long-Distance Caregiving

(HealthDay News) -- More Americans are faced with caring for older relatives, and frequently this involves long-distance care.

Vaccination 101: Make Sure Kids Are Up to Date

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As the new school year begins, make sure your child is up to date on all vaccinations.

Young Adults May Be Ignoring High Blood Pressure

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure doesn't seem to be as much of a concern for young American adults as it is for their 40 and older counterparts, a new study finds.

Hep B Vaccine Should Be Given Sooner: Pediatricians Group

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to babies within 24 hours of birth, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say.

Could an Estrogen Patch Boost Women's Sex Lives in Menopause?

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women in early menopause who feel their sex drive or function is lagging may want to consider help from an estrogen "patch," new research suggests.

Slow and Steady Wins the Weight-Loss Race

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lose weight, take your time and stay the course if you want to keep the weight off, a new study suggests.

Women at Risk for Alzheimer's Face Critical 10-Year Window, Study Says

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's disease face a 10-year window when they have far greater chances of developing the disease than men with similar genetic risks, a new analysis suggests.

Suicide a Danger for Some Women During Pregnancy: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy isn't always a happy time. Suicide is a leading cause of death among pregnant and recently pregnant women, a new study finds.

Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur: Review

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When a child has a serious reaction to a vaccine, the chances of it happening again are slim, a new analysis suggests.

Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common, Study Suggests

SATURDAY, Aug. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people at risk for atrial fibrillation probably do have the irregular heart rhythm but have not been diagnosed, a new study reports.

Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2017

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

Drug May Fight Heart Disease in Whole New Way

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Move over, statins: New research finds that a medication aimed at dampening the body's inflammatory response may be a new tool to curb heart disease.

High Salt Intake May Double Heart Failure Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A high-salt diet significantly increases the risk for heart failure.

Does Race Matter in Care 'Preemie' Babies Receive?

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Race and ethnicity can make a difference in the quality of care a premature baby receives in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a new study finds.

More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans will find themselves in a nursing home at some point in their lives, a new study shows.

Drink Coffee, Live Longer?

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That morning cup of coffee may be doing more than serving up a needed caffeine jolt -- it may be adding years to your life.

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