Hey Runners, Be Sure to Choose the Right Shoes

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The only equipment you really need to go running are running shoes. But choosing a pair can often feel like a shopping marathon. There's no shortage of big box sporting goods stores, but ask the staff…

How to Spare Family and Coworkers Your Flu Misery

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've caught the flu, but you have to go to work and you can't desert your family. What do you do? Believe it or not, one expert says there are ways to stem the spread of sickness -- even if you…

After Another Shooting Tragedy, 'Stop the Bleed' Kits Urged for Schools

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Some of the 17 people killed Wednesday in the senseless Florida school shooting might have survived if their bleeding could have been stopped in time, experts say. Noting that it takes only 5 to 10…

Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too

FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation that's passed down from a father is associated with earlier onset of ovarian cancer in daughters and prostate cancer in the father and his sons, a new study suggests. Previous research…

Could a Blood Thinner Actually Raise Stroke Risk for Some?

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Taking blood-thinning drugs is typically thought to ward off stroke in people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation. However, new research out of Britain hints -- but cannot prove --…

When One Teen Vapes, Others Often Follow

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers are impressionable when it comes to e-cigarettes, new research suggests. Nearly four out of 10 U.S. teens who use e-cigarettes said seeing others vape led them to try the devices themselves,…

1 in 10 Worldwide Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds. Rates vary widely, with overuse of antibiotics in poorer countries…

CDC Says Flu Vaccine Just 25 Percent Effective Against Leading Strain

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flu continues to ravage the United States in one of the worst flu seasons in recent years. And the ineffectiveness of this year's flu vaccine is partly to blame. According to a new report from…

Household Products May Pollute the Air as Much as Your Car Does: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Everyday products such as perfume, skin lotion, hair spray, deodorant, household cleaners and lawn pesticides are a top source of air pollution, as damaging to air quality as the exhaust from cars…

Your Tax Dollars Fund Research on Hundreds of New Meds

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health spent more than $100 billion on research that led to 210 new medicines gaining U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval over six years, a new study shows. Nearly…

Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers call a first step toward personalized vaccines for a multitude of cancers, a vaccine made from stem cells protected mice from tumors. The vaccine was composed of induced pluripotent…

Booze Beats Pot at Being Unhealthy: Oregon Poll

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many believe alcohol poses a greater danger to health than marijuana, a new study out of Oregon suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 1,900 adults in Oregon before that state legalized recreational…