Minor Cuts Are Simple to Treat

SUNDAY, July 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's no need to panic if you cut yourself with a knife or broken glass, one dermatologist says, since most cuts can be treated at home. "The most important thing to do is to gently wash the cut…

To Fend Off Migraines, Try Keeping a Headache Diary

SATURDAY, July 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A migraine diary may help you pinpoint -- and avoid -- headache triggers, a neurologist says. About 12 percent of people in the United States suffer from migraines, according to the Migraine Research…

Did Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Yield a Health Benefit?

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While the legalization of same-sex marriage improved gay men's chances of having both health insurance and access to health care, it didn't translate into better health, a new study suggests. "We…

Many Young Kids Not Screened for Developmental Delays

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are supposed to screen young children to see if they're learning basic skills. But only 17 percent of kids get this critical testing in some places in the United States, a new study finds. Overall,…

1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Problems

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're middle-aged and you think you're losing your memory, you're not alone, a new U.S. government report shows. In fact, one in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are experiencing thinking…

Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Today's young mothers-to-be may be more likely to develop depression while pregnant than their own mothers were, a new study suggests. British researchers found that, compared with their mothers'…

AHA: Soccer Is Called the Beautiful Game, But Injuries Can Make It a Dangerous One

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- With the final World Cup showdown this Sunday, frenzied fans have seen the best soccer has to offer. They've also seen some of the worst injuries the sport can inflict. While chasing…

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One hundred people across 33 states have now fallen ill with salmonella after eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. For the time…

Brains May Be as Unique as Fingerprints

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that no two brains are alike, as genetics and experience make their mark on your mind. "With our study, we were able to confirm that the structure of people's brains is very…

A 3-Pronged Plan to Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The type 2 diabetes tide remains unchecked in the United States, as does pre-diabetes -- having a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. A U.S. Centers…

HPV Shot Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two years ago, Ian McKenzie thought his mom's remaining days were dwindling. The 97-year-old woman had developed a severe case of what was thought to be an untreatable form of squamous cell carcinoma,…

Where Snakebites Are Deadliest

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Where you live in the world may determine whether you'll survive a snakebite. About 93 million people worldwide live in remote regions where there are venomous snakes. If bitten, these folks are at…