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January 19, 2015

Health Tip: Get Fit Without the Gym

(HealthDay News) -- Getting fit doesn't have to mean a financial investment or even a travel commitment.

Health Tip: When Obesity Affects Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Obesity can affect the quality of your sleep and contribute to disorders such as sleep apnea.

Family Income, Expectations Tied to Kindergarten Performance

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. children entering kindergarten do worse on tests when they're from poorer families with lower expectations and less focus on reading, computer use and preschool attendance, new research suggests.

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On the days your kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found.

Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated appear to be clustered in certain areas, a new study suggests.

Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with autism may have brain connections that are uniquely their own, a new study suggests.

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a "modest" amount of salt might not harm older adults, but any more than that can damage health, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Jan. 19, 2015

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

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