HealthDay News - August 16, 2019

Exercise Your Blues Away

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is good medicine for depression, researchers report.

FDA Approves Inrebic Capsules for Myelofibrosis

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Inrebic (fedratinib) capsules have been approved to treat adults with intermediate-2 or high-risk primary or secondary myelofibrosis, making it the second drug approved to treat patients with this disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.

For Heart Patients, CPAP Treatment May Ease Depression: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea can ease depression in people with heart disease, according to a groundbreaking new study.

Pot Poisonings Among Kids, Teens Double After Medical Marijuana Law Passed

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pot-related poisoning calls involving kids and teens more than doubled in Massachusetts after the state legalized medical marijuana, a new study reports.

A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a cheeseburger with that CBD-infused product? A new study suggests that fatty foods might boost the body's absorption of cannabidiol (CBD).

AHA News: Amid 'Epidemic' of School Vaping, a Search for Solutions

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One of the toughest challenges for those fighting the problem of vaping in schools may be getting people to realize how big the problem is in the first place.

Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level?

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, but do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level? Experts at the American Heart Association think this number may be an even better gauge of heart health.

Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Transgender College Students: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender college students are two to four times more likely than their classmates to have mental health problems, researchers say.

Is Dairy Fat Different?

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dairy foods have been getting a lot of attention from researchers in recent years, notably from studies done both jointly and separately by scientists at Harvard and Tufts universities. They looked at the relationship between full-fat dairy and the risks for heart disease and diabetes.

Are You an 'Extreme Early Bird'?

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Early to bed and early to rise? In its extreme form, this tendency is more common than previously believed, according to a new study.

Toxic Pond Algae Is Killing Dogs -- How to Protect Your Pooch

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your dog bounds heedlessly into a local lake or pond, playfully splashing in the water.

Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2019

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

Health Tip: Getting Rid of Warts

(HealthDay News) -- Warts surface when skin cells grow faster than normal due to infection from the human papillomavirus (HPV), says Harvard Medical School.

Health Tip: Recognizing a Staph Infection

(HealthDay News) -- A staph infection is caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose. Though usually minor, staph infections can become deadly if the germs invade the bloodstream or bones, says Mayo Clinic.