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December 04, 2014

Health Tip: When to Wash Your Hands

(HealthDay News) -- Hand washing helps prevent the spread of germs, and is particularly important at certain times.

Health Tip: Pack a Healthier Lunch

(HealthDay News) -- Preparing your own lunch can be a healthier option than eating out, since you know what's going into the food that you prepare.

Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Exercise After Weight-Loss Surgery Yields Added Health Gains

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.

Study Finds Need for Improved Schizophrenia Care

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Improper drug treatment is given to nearly 40 percent of people who suffer their first episode of schizophrenia, according to a new study.

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says.

Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who were born prematurely are twice as likely to develop pneumonia and other flu-related complications, so they should be first in line for flu shots every year, researchers suggest.

New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New rules intended to create a more level playing field for those awaiting kidney transplants in the United States go into effect Thursday.

Health Highlights: Dec. 4, 2014

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

New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents would be interested in having their newborn baby undergo in-depth genetic screening to learn about potential health risks, a new study reveals.

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