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July 29, 2014

Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- You know you need to get your kids off the couch for some exercise, but do you know why physical activity is so essential?

Health Tip: Grill Fruits and Veggies

(HealthDay News) -- Want to enjoy some warm-weather grilling while eating food that's healthy? Grill up some fresh summer fruits and vegetables for a delicious twist to your menu.

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating certain adult autism patients with just a single dose of the hormone oxytocin quickly improved their ability to judge facial expressions and emotions, Japanese researchers report.

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When most children take on a task, various brain connections fire up. But scans showed less of this neuro-boosting activity in kids with autism, according to a small new study.

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

Health Highlights: July 29, 2014

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

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