Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Earlier this month, superstar Lady Gaga took to social media to announce that she has long struggled with fibromyalgia.

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney dialysis patients in the United States have high rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers and many also receive high doses of the potentially addictive drugs, a new study finds.

Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may harm your kidneys, a new study says.

Frequent Blood Donations Safe for Some, But Not All

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people may safely donate blood as often as every eight weeks -- but that may not be a healthy choice for all, a new study suggests.

Premature Births Cost Health Plans Billions

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Premature births cost U.S. employer-sponsored health plans billions of dollars a year, a new study claims.

When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Grit and determination are not necessarily ingrained. Rather, they're qualities learned from a very young age, a new lab experiment demonstrates.

Chlorine + Pee = Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Another summer ends, and at least some of America's waterpark attendants may be breathing easier, a new report finds.

Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to pest and pet allergens -- cockroaches and mice droppings included -- may actually guard children against asthma, a new study of inner-city kids suggests.

Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The asthma medication Singulair (montelukast) appears linked to neuropsychiatric side effects, such as depression, aggression, nightmares and headaches, according to a new review by Dutch researchers.

Sound the Mosquito Alarm, Across the USA

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two species of disease-transmitting mosquitoes could likely flourish in most of the United States, government researchers report.

Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2017

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

When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When one child gets sick, you might brace yourself for everyone getting sick. But it's possible to keep healthy family members from falling ill, too.

For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Active middle-aged men are likely to stay active into old age, a new study finds.

Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If kids only watched YouTube for insights into drinking, they'd get a very slanted view, new research shows.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face an increased risk of cancer, a new study claims.

Health Tip: Stair Safety For Older People

(HealthDay News) -- Some elderly people are at heightened risk for falling, especially at home. Six of 10 falls occur within the home -- often due to lax stair safety, the National Institute on Aging says.

Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

(HealthDay News) -- Carbon monoxide (CO) is routinely called a "silent killer," since the toxic gas is odorless and tasteless.