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April 02, 2014

Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain During Menopause

(HealthDay News) -- Menopausal women are more prone to weight gain, particularly in the abdominal area, due to the many hormonal changes they face.

Health Tip: Keep Your Back Healthy

(HealthDay News) -- To help reduce your risk of a back injury, start with living a healthier lifestyle.

Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A record number of elderly Americans have living wills that explain their wishes for end-of-life medical care or appoint a surrogate medical decision maker, a new study finds.

More Doctors Than Consumers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Survey

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The legalization of medical marijuana has more support among U.S. doctors than among consumers, a new survey found.

For Greater Happiness, Spend Your Money on 'Life Experiences': Study

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Buying so-called "life experiences" makes Americans happier than material goods such as cars, but they tend to favor the latter in the mistaken belief that they provide better value, according to a new study.

More Evidence That Probiotics Won't Ease Baby's Colic

TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News)-- Giving a commonly used probiotic to babies who have colic doesn't seem to help ease their discomfort at all, a new Australian study finds.

White House: 7.1 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An 11-hour surge of consumers signing up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act pushed the number to 7.1 million participants as the first enrollment period came to a close Monday, the White House announced Tuesday.

CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Don't toss out your salt shaker just yet: A new analysis from Denmark finds current recommended salt guidelines may be too low.

College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College freshmen football players show signs of having stiffer blood vessels than their leaner peers who don't play football, according to new research.

Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D

TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new reports that analyzed research on vitamin D supplements found there's no reason to get excited yet about any possible health benefits.

Health Highlights: April 2, 2014

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

FDA Approves Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pill

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever caused by certain grass pollens.

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