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August 20, 2014

Health Tip: Strengthening Your Brain

(HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle can help keep your brain sharp as you age, preventing cognitive decline.

Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis causes red, itchy skin plaques that commonly affect the bottoms of the feet.

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the widely used antibiotic clarithromycin may boost some patients' odds of dying from heart-related causes, a new study suggests.

Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.

White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds.

Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.

Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2014

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

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