'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 25 percent of dementia patients in U.S. nursing homes are still quieted with risky antipsychotic medications. Now, a small study suggests that managing these difficult patients, instead of medicating them, could obtain better results.

Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost your risk of death from a blood clot in the lung, researchers warn.

2 of 3 Americans OK With Doctors Discussing Gun Safety

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A large majority of American adults thinks it's OK for doctors to discuss gun safety with their patients, a new study reveals.

Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Travelers and competitors at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are not likely to contract the Zika virus during their stay or bring it back to their home countries, Yale University experts contend in a new report.

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.

Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inducing labor won't raise a pregnant woman's risk of having a child with autism, a new study suggests.

Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with bipolar disorder may face a long wait from when their symptoms start to the time they get a proper diagnosis.

CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Monday updated their Zika virus guidelines, saying that pregnant women could contract Zika from a sex partner of either gender.

Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report.

1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 1.6 million child-bearing women in Central and South America may be at risk for infection with the Zika virus by the end of the first phase of the epidemic, new research suggests.

'Heat Dome' Contines to Scorch Much of U.S.

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The massive "heat dome" that sent temperatures in the United States soaring over the weekend continued to suffocate the central and eastern parts of the country on Monday, as experts offered tips on how to stay cool in the sweltering weather.

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests.

Med Students View Ex-Patients' E-Records to Track Progress

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. medical students use electronic health records to track the progress of their former patients and confirm the accuracy of their diagnoses, a new study shows.

Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, a new study says.

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don't play sports or exercise, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: July 25, 2016

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

Health Tip: Taming Your Toddler's Aggression

(HealthDay News) -- Children can't follow your rules unless you're clear and consistent in enforcing them. Aggressive behavior is no exception.

Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hip?

(HealthDay News) -- Slowing down with occasional aches and pains in your hip may be a common sign of aging. But other symptoms may indicate hip arthritis.