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  1. New, Aggressive HIV Strain in Cuba

    Feb. 16, 2015 -- A new, highly-aggressive HIV strain has been identified in some patients in Cuba, according to researchers. They said untreated infection with the CRF19 strain -- a combination of HIV subtypes A, D and G -- can develop into AIDS within three years, and that progression occurs so qui

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  2. U.S. Teens Getting Less Sleep Than Ever

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American teens don't get enough sleep, and the problem has only gotten worse since the 1990s, new research shows. Just 63 percent of 15-year-olds reported getting seven or more hours of sleep a night in 2012. That number

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  3. Women: Hot Flashes May Last at Least 7 Years

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats aren't a short-term problem. More than half of women experience these unpleasant change-of-life symptoms for seven years or more, a new study finds. "Women should not be sur

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  4. Even Moderate Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even a few bouts of moderate exercise each week can cut a middle-aged woman's odds for heart disease, blood clots and stroke, a new study finds. The British study also found that exercising more frequently didn't lead to g

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  5. 'Superagers' Seem to Have Younger Brains

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of so-called "superagers" are much different than normal seniors, according to a new study. Superagers are people aged 80 and older whose memories are as sharp as those many decades younger. Learning more about

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  6. Sleepiness in Your Teen May Signal 'Weed' Use

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are being assessed for the sleep disorder narcolepsy should also be screened for marijuana use because the drug can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, researchers report. People with narcolepsy show the same sym

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  7. This Diet Risky for Those With Kidney Disease

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients struggling with chronic kidney disease who routinely consume meat-rich, highly acidic diets may boost their risk for kidney failure, a new study suggests. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, kidney d

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  8. Flu Hospitalizing Record Numbers of Elderly: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the flu season continues to show signs that it has peaked, it is hitting those over 65 the hardest, sending record numbers of older Americans to the hospital, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Seniors may be h

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  9. Survey Finds Support for Vaccine Opt-Out Laws

    Feb. 13, 2015 -- More than 1 in 4 adults think it’s OK not to vaccinate kids for religious or personal reasons, a new survey from WebMD shows. "The WebMD Survey on Measles Vaccinations" found that percentage is even higher among parents with young children. The survey found 40% of those with childre

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  10. 'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends. "Children with autism lack a social component to their play and don't 'adjust' their play accordingly when

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