Early Colon Cancer Screening Advised for Some

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- From age 50 on, most people are advised to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to screen for colon cancer. But others may need to start screening earlier due to certain risk factors, an expert says. People…

What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer's

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease continues to rise, the role of caregivers has become increasingly important, a dementia expert notes. "A good caretaker who understands the…

Early Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into Adulthood

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health problems can last into adulthood for girls who start having their periods at an early age, a new study suggests. Previous research had found that girls with early periods have more frequent…

No Talking While Driving?

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) --Talking while driving -- whether on a cellphone or simply conversing with a passenger -- undermines road safety, a new review claims. Drivers who talk, the researchers found, are less safe than drivers…

Nasty Flu Season Easing Up

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A brutal flu season looks to be on the wane in the United States, with the latest government data showing that doctor visits are still dropping and less severe strains of the flu are starting to dominate. But…

For Kids With Earwax, Skip Cotton Swabs, Expert Urges

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cotton swabs might seem like handy tools for clearing wax from children's ears, but they just might do more harm than good. In fact, each year roughly 12,540 injuries to children's ears stem from…

Young Cancer Survivors Finding Support From Social Networks

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Social networks and support appear to be stronger among teen and young adult cancer survivors than among their peers who haven't had cancer, a new study has found. Overall, the cancer survivors were…

Want to Know Gender Identity? Ask Away, Patients Say

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most people seem comfortable with their health care providers asking about their sexual orientation and gender identity, a new study finds. The finding comes on the heels of earlier research that…

Some Great Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity is a problem that often follows kids into adulthood, exposing them to serious health threats later in life. Here's how to get -- or keep -- your child's weight in a healthy range. First,…

Money Underpins Drop in Kidney Donations Among Men and the Poor

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your wallet takes a hit when you donate a kidney to save someone's life. That could be the reason for a steady decline in U.S. kidney donations by men and by people in low-income households, a new…

Timely Tips for Sick-Free Travel

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If traveling is in your near future, there are a number of things you can do to keep from getting sick and spoiling your trip. "We are having a bad cold and flu season, so it is really important…

Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion Annually

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds. "Falls among men and women 65 and older are a common, costly and growing…