Protecting Your Health From Wildfire Smoke

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Fire and smoke from the wildfires raging in Southern California aren’t just destroying homes and lives, they’re a serious health risk, as well. The smoke can irritate the eyes, nose, throat and lungs and can cause coughing, wheezing or breathing problems, according to the American Thoracic Society. The…

Will ‘AI’ Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence is assuming a greater role in many walks of life, with research suggesting it may even help doctors diagnose disease. One new study suggests artificial intelligence (AI) might someday detect breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. Researchers found that several computer algorithms outperformed…

Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Kids and their smartphones aren’t easily parted, but if you want your children to get a good night’s sleep and to stay at a healthy weight, limiting bedtime screen time appears key, new research suggests. Parent surveys revealed that using a smartphone or watching TV at bedtime was…

Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task Force

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Yet again, the nation’s leading authority on preventive medicine says postmenopausal women should avoid hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is standing by its original recommendation that women who have already gone through menopause should avoid using female hormones to guard against osteoporosis or…

Get Active, Beat Lymphoma?

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Physical activity appears to help people with lymphoma survive their disease. That finding comes from a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers of nearly 4,100 people with lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells that normally help fight infection. “As physicians, we recommend physical activity…

Tips for Healthy, Happy Travels

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city. Prescription medications are the top priority, according to the U.S. Centers…