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March 27, 2013

Health Tip: Ease the Pain of Muscle Cramps

(HealthDay News) -- When muscle cramps strike, there are things you can do to ease the pain and get moving again.

Health Tip: Get More Iron

(HealthDay News) -- Iron is an essential nutrient, but many people (especially women of childbearing age and adolescent girls) do not get enough iron.

Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Bystanders judge same-sex parents more harshly than straight parents, according to a new study.

Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of complications in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in their newborns, a new study finds.

Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDC

WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Many people are still dying in hospitals, despite the fact that there has been a decrease in the number of patients who spend their final days in a setting that most would rather avoid, a new government report shows.

Paranoia Common After Mugging, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- People who have been mugged or randomly attacked can remain highly distrustful of others long after the incident, a new study finds.

More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer

WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Critical clues to understanding who is at the greatest risk for particular types of cancer may be found in "spelling mistakes" contained in a person's DNA.

Health Highlights: March 27, 2013

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

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