Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense fatigue.

Health Tip: A Nutritious Diet Can Help Your Heart

(HealthDay News) -- Add another benefit to eating right: A highly nutritious diet can do wonders for your ticker, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Associationfinds.

Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash

(HealthDay News) -- It's every parent's nightmare -- diaper rash that causes itchy bumps, scaly skin and lots of discomfort for your baby.

Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for Infants

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who are born with heart defects are four times more likely to die in the hospital if they also have sleep apnea, new research indicates.

Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold.

Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is a known risk factor for stroke, and new research suggests that curbing the condition might also aid the recovery of people who've suffered a stroke or mini-stroke.

Boys Lag Behind Girls in Reading by 4th Grade

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By fourth grade, girls in the United States read and write better than boys, a new study reveals.

Sharing May Be Contagious

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your tendency to share may depend less on your own nature and more on the surrounding culture, a new study suggests.

We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might feel squeaky clean after that morning shower, but you carry an invisible cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi and chemicals every day.

Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight: New research suggests that women who follow it also lower their stroke risk.

Mom-to-Be's High-Gluten Diet Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in Baby

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If a pregnant woman eats a lot of high-gluten foods, the odds that her child will have type 1 diabetes rise significantly, new research suggests.

Opioid Crisis Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report shows.

Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2018

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

U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By 2060, almost 14 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer's disease, a number that's nearly three times as high as today, a new report projects.

Opioid Overdose Crisis May Have Begun Decades Ago

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The opioid epidemic has been front-page news for a few years now, with rising overdose deaths driving an overall decrease in Americans' average life expectancy.

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns.