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December 16, 2014

Health Tip: Pack Essentials for Outdoor Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- When you're ready to hit the hiking trails, be sure to pack a few essentials.

Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- Visiting with friends and family is a joy of the holiday season, but a festive get-together can pose dangers for young children.

When Gas Prices Go Up, So Do Motorcycle Accidents, Study Finds

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As gas prices rose in recent years, so did motorcyclist injuries and deaths, a new study suggests.

Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the world of infectious diseases, one worrisome phenomenon is when an illness that originated in animals jumps over into people.

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who survive Ebola should wear condoms during sex for at least three months after recovering from the deadly disease, a new study shows.

Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Ebola survivors in West Africa face major challenges and need support to help them cope, two new studies report.

Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic sleep loss is rampant in America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Dec. 16, 2014

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

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga has long been believed to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient practice may also help the heart, a new review finds.

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