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January 06, 2015

Health Tip: Can't Eat Wheat Flour?

(HealthDay News) -- If you can't eat wheat flour, there's a wide variety of alternatives available.

Health Tip: When Baby Needs a Medical Test

(HealthDay News) -- It can be frightening for parents and baby when a little one needs a medical test.

Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The HPV vaccine for cervical cancer and other diseases doesn't increase the risk for multiple sclerosis or other central nervous system disorders, according to a new study.

Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Assisted reproductive technology -- or fertility treatments -- to help conceive a baby is growing safer in the United States and is now a low-risk procedure, according to a new study.

200-Year-Old Whale May Give Clues to Human Longevity

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A whale that lives more than 200 years with no signs of age-related disease may give scientists new insight on how people can live longer, healthier lives, a new study finds.

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing -- but it's hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded.

Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working rotating night shifts may pose a threat to your health, a new study suggests.

Less Booze, More Veggies Might Lower Odds for Some Cancers

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a plant-based diet and limiting your alcohol intake may help cut your risk for obesity-related cancers, a new study suggests.

Keeping Safe in a Big Freeze

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As a new cold snap sends temperatures plunging across much of the United States, one expert offers tips on how to stay warm and safe.

Researchers Probe Why Colds Are More Likely in Winter

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Though it's never been scientifically confirmed, conventional wisdom has it that winter is the season of sniffles.

Drug for Bladder Problems May Help Control Weight, Too

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used to treat overactive bladder may also someday help control weight by boosting the metabolic powers of brown fat, a small study suggests.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Extend Lives, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to prolong life for severely obese adults, a new study of U.S. veterans finds.

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day, CDC Says

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that six people die in the United States each day after consuming far too much alcohol in too short a time -- a condition known as alcohol poisoning.

Health Highlights: Jan. 6, 2015

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

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