Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans who live in poor neighborhoods are at higher risk for heart disease and stroke than those who live in wealthier areas, a new study finds.

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Confirmed in Eastern National Parks

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Planning a hiking trip in an eastern U.S. national park? Better pack tick repellent -- a new study found these parks are home to ticks that carry Lyme disease.

Working Out? Don't Bring Your Cellphone

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Talking or texting on your cell phone may spell trouble during exercise, researchers say.

Even a Little Daily Activity May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just a half hour a day of moderate physical activity could be potent medicine for patients with advanced colon cancer, preliminary research suggests.

Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic Americans are less likely than whites to get high blood pressure under control, a new study suggests.

Steep Rise in Births to U.S. Women Using Opioids

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Over a decade, there was a nearly fivefold increase in the number of babies born each year to American women who have used opioids, a federal government report says.

Monkey Study Boosts Theory That Fewer Calories Can Extend Life

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A calorie-restricted diet helps monkeys live longer, healthier lives, a new study suggests.

Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men can also suffer from postpartum depression after their baby is born.

Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Many More Uninsured, Higher Premiums

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Repealing major parts of the Affordable Care Act could deprive 18 million Americans of insurance in the first year, a new report concludes.

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many adults who've been diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the respiratory disease, a new study suggests.

Steep Bills Surprise Patients Who Go 'Out-of-Network'

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients using specialists outside their health-plan network often receive surprise bills for services that cost far more than what Medicare considers a fair rate, a new study suggests.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 119,000 children worldwide are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a new report finds.

Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Because of stringent tonsillectomy guidelines, some kids who could benefit from tonsil removal surgery aren't getting it, two new reviews suggest.

High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Developing high blood pressure in very old age may provide some protection from dementia, a new study suggests.

Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Winter's first chill may bring an unwelcome guest: flu outbreaks, a new study says.

Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2017

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

Health Tip: Make Sleep a Priority

(HealthDay News) -- Are you sabotaging your own attempts to get more shuteye?

Health Tip: Stick With Your Healthy-Eating Resolution

(HealthDay News) -- Now that you've committed to healthier eating for the new year, it's way too soon to give up on this important resolution.