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January 28, 2015

Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

(HealthDay News) -- When you get a cut or scrape, proper care can help reduce the risk of infection and speed healing.

Health Tip: Combat a Pinworm Infection

(HealthDay News) -- Pinworms are intestinal worms that may be easily spread and are common in children.

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows.

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study.

Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 1 in 5 Americans 80 and older has weak strength in their muscles, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report.

More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Organ transplants have saved more than 2 million years of life in the United States over 25 years, new research shows.

Health Highlights: Jan. 28, 2015

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

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