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July 31, 2013

Health Tip: Enjoy Dairy With Fewer Calories

(HealthDay News) -- Dairy foods usually are an important part of a healthy diet. But it's important to make sure you're getting enough calcium while not overdoing the calories and fat.

Health Tip: When a Canker Sore Emerges

(HealthDay News) -- Canker sores are painful ulcers that form inside the mouth. While they'll usually heal on their own, they can be very uncomfortable.

New Clues About Hot Flashes and the Brain

WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- The hot flashes that bedevil many women going through menopause appear to originate in specific brain areas, scientists say.

Low Blood Sugar Levels May Pose Heart Risks for Diabetics, Review Suggests

WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes patients with dangerously low blood sugar levels may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

Young People With Autism Find Work Through Job Training Program

WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive job training helps young people with autism get work, a small new study found.

Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study

TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Wide fluctuations in blood pressure may be associated with memory and thinking difficulties in older adults already at high risk for heart disease, a new European study suggests.

Plastics Chemical BPA May Harm Human Fertility: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical used in everything from food-can linings to store receipts might also pose some risk for infertility and birth defects, a new study suggests.

Do-Gooders May Be Doing Good Things for Their Genes: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Different routes to happiness have varying effects on your genes and your health, according to a new study.

1 in 3 Young Americans Has Suffered Dating Violence: Survey

WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. teens and young adults say they've suffered abuse during dating and about one-third say they've been perpetrators of abuse, new research finds. About one-quarter say they've been both an abuser and a victim.

Health Highlights: July 31, 2013

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

Most U.S. Babies Are Now Breast-Fed, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American babies who are breast-fed continues to rise, according to a new U.S. government report.

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