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January 01, 2015

Health Tip: Don't Turn to Fad Diets to Drop Pounds

(HealthDay News) -- Fad diets may promise to help you drop pounds quickly, but they generally don't help you lose weight safely and keep it off.

Health Tip: Have Your Child's Eyes Checked

(HealthDay News) -- An annual vision exam is a good idea for children, starting in infancy. Kids at increased risk of vision problems may need to get an exam more frequently.

Some Expert Tips to Help Smokers Finally Quit in 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution, and the American Lung Association has some tips that might help smokers make 2015 the year to really kick the habit.

Dealing With Cold Weather Injuries

THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If exercising outdoors is on your list of New Year's resolutions, don't let the cold weather stop you, suggests the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

Some Blind People Use Echolocation to 'See'

THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who are blind develop an alternate sense -- called echolocation -- to help them "see," a new study indicates.

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

THURSDAY, Jan.1 , 2015((HealthDay News) -- It started as a deadly but little-known outbreak in West Africa, but the lethal and unchecked spread of the Ebola virus dominated U.S. headlines for much of 2014, making it one of the year's top health news stories.

Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although about one-third of cancers can be linked to environmental factors or inherited genes, new research suggests the remaining two-thirds may be caused by random mutations.

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