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Health News for 07/15/13

July 15, 2013

Health Tip: Get More Bang for Your Beans

Beans are rich in fiber and full of valuable nutrients, while largely void of fat and cholesterol.
Health Tip: Know the Rules of Sponge Safety

Sponges may be a handy way to wipe up messes in the kitchen, but they can also spread germs.
Early Diabetes Signs Often Missed in Alzheimer's Patients

Undiagnosed prediabetes and diabetes are common in people with early Alzheimer's disease, a researcher says.
Sleep Affects Concussion-Testing Results, Study Finds

Getting too little sleep the night before undergoing baseline concussion testing can skew results, a new study finds.
Largest-Ever Cancer Data Set Made Public

U.S. National Cancer Institute scientists have generated an extensive data set of cancer-related genetic variations to help researchers better understand how cancer responds to drugs and can resist treatment.
Diabetes Drug May Protect the Brain

The diabetes drug metformin may do more than help control blood sugar levels: New research suggests it may also reduce the risk of dementia.
Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study

Colorectal cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing subsequent cancers, according to a new study.
Putting Off Retirement May Help Stave Off Alzheimer's

As Americans increasingly delay retirement, a new French study indicates this scenario may have a silver lining: a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Concussion Prevention: Pass on Pricey Football Helmets, Study Suggests

Newer, heavier and more expensive football helmets will not lower a player's risk of concussion, new research finds.
Kids Mimic Parents' TV Viewing Habits

If you want your kids to spend less time parked in front of a television, you need to set the example.
Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults

Children whose parents use "harsh" physical punishment such as slapping or shoving may end up in relatively poorer physical health as adults, a new study suggests.
2 New Alzheimer's Drugs Show Promise in Early Studies

Researchers say two new drugs for Alzheimer's disease have shown promise in early experiments and will likely progress to the next round of clinical trials.
Could a Gene Help Make You Obese?

Researchers have discovered a potential genetic explanation for why some people overeat and run a greater risk for obesity.
Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk, Study Suggests

If battling a deadly disease can be said to have a silver lining, this might be it: Many forms of cancer appear to lower the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill

The Texas state Senate passed an anti-abortion bill considered one of the most restrictive in the country Friday night, and Gov. Rick Perry is expected to sign it into law within a few days.
Health Highlights: July 15, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Treatments Show Promise Against Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Two new promising treatments for gonorrhea may help fight the growth of drug-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted bacteria, according to a new U.S. government study.



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