Implantable Defibrillator May Not Mean End to Sports

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Competitive sports may be safe for many athletes who have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), new research suggests.

Americans Buying Less Salt-Laden Foods

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' addiction to salt may be waning, as food manufacturers gradually cut amounts in their products and consumers opt for less salty fare, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: June 5, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Diet Journaling Made Easier

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's the dieter's Catch-22:

Health Tip: Get Your Workout on a Mountain Bike

(HealthDay News) -- To get a great workout while escaping the hustle and bustle of local traffic, hit the trails on a mountain bike.

Experimental Gene-Targeted Drug Hits Cancer Where It Lives

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that targets a specific gene mutation can battle a range of advanced cancers in adults and children, researchers are reporting.

Compression Tights Won't Trim Running Times

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're an avid runner and you think compression tights might shave a few seconds off your time, a new study begs to differ.

Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Zika virus will strike the continental United States again this summer, and looming federal budget cuts will make it hard for local officials to curb its spread, public health experts said Wednesday.

Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many barriers can keep people from psychotherapy, such as cost or the availability of a qualified health provider.

Hand Washing Works Whether the Water's Hot or Cold

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You don't need to scald your hands to get rid of germs. For effective hand hygiene, water temperature matters less than time, new research states.