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February 18, 2014

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for an Exercise Injury?

(HealthDay News) -- You don't have to push yourself to the point of pain to gain the benefits of exercise, experts say.

Health Tip: Driving Down the Highway

(HealthDay News) -- While you're cruising down the highway, always make sure you're awake and alert.

'Nerve Block' to Neck Might Help Ease Hot Flashes

MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from hot flashes might get some relief through an injection of an anesthetic near a nerve bundle in the neck, a small new study finds.

Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children who break their arm just above the elbow are more likely to suffer complex fractures and have complications after surgery than normal-weight children, according to a new study.

Elephants Comfort Each Other in Distress: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Asian elephants use touch and sound to console other elephants in distress, according to a new study.

Drinking Early in Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking moderate to large amounts of alcohol early in your pregnancy may damage your placenta, the organ that sustains your developing baby until it is born, researchers say.

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They remind you when it's time to take your medicine, coach you through emergency medical procedures and text you their approval when you eat your veggies.

Health Highlights: Feb. 18, 2014

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

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