Who Will and Who Won't Get the Flu?

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can't yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints. Researchers at Stanford University School of…

Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women. In fact, about 13 percent of new mothers will experience a major depressive episode during their baby's first…

Can IV Fluids Harm the Brain of Those With Serious Diabetes Complication?

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For years, doctors thought that giving IV fluids too quickly could trigger brain swelling in children experiencing a serious diabetes complication called ketoacidosis. But new research now suggests…

Mediterranean Diet Scores Again for Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats from olive oil and nuts provides better protection against heart attack and stroke than a low-fat diet, a new Spanish trial has shown. "Extensive…

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Federal, state and local health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to fruit salad mixes that has sickened 60 people in five U.S. states. The fruit salad mixes included precut…

Religion May Be Potent Medicine

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want to live longer? Get thee to a house of worship, perhaps. Ohio State University researchers analyzed about 1,100 obituaries from across the United States. They found that people with religious…

Diabetes Linked to Risk for Parkinson's Disease

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease later in life, new British research suggests. The finding of a link followed the tracking…

Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioral problems, a new study finds. Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at a median age of 17.3…

Why Are Statins Underused With Black Patients?

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The color of a patient's skin appears to influence the medical care they receive for high cholesterol levels, a new study shows. Blacks are less likely than whites to receive appropriate treatment…

Money Spurs Those With Heart Disease to Step Lively

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Money matters in motivating heart disease patients to do more exercise, new research suggests. The study included 105 heart disease patients, average age 60, who used wrist-worn step counters…

Surgical Blood Transfusions Tied to Clot Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Blood transfusions around the time of surgery may raise your risk for dangerous blood clots, researchers report. A new study of U.S. patients found that nearly 1 percent of those who received…

Do Antipsychotic Meds for Kids Raise Diabetes Risk?

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used antipsychotic medications for troubled kids and teens can trigger weight gain and decrease insulin sensitivity, putting them at increased risk for diabetes, according to a new study. Antipsychotic…