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February 13, 2015

Health Tip: Vary Your Exercise Regimen

(HealthDay News) -- Repeating the same exercises day after day can lead to an overuse injury, and cause you to miss exercise when you're not feeling well.

How to Survive Valentine's Day Without Romance

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Valentine's Day can be difficult for some people, but it's important to keep things in perspective, an expert says.

'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism appear to approach play differently than typically developing children, a recent study contends.

Meat-Heavy, High-Acid Diet Poses Risk for Those With Kidney Disease: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients struggling with chronic kidney disease who routinely consume meat-rich, highly acidic diets may boost their risk for kidney failure, a new study suggests.

Pollution Exposure Peaks at Stop Lights, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers are exposed to very high levels of air pollution when they stop at red lights, a new study shows.

What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As Valentine's Day approaches, here's a tip for those looking online for love: A new study suggests that having a screen name that starts with a letter in the first half of the alphabet might boost your chances for romance.

Don't Exclude Cancer Survivors From Lung Cancer Trials, Study Urges

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors should not be excluded from clinical trials of new lung cancer treatments, according to a study that challenges common practice.

Smoking Linked to Damage in the Brain, Researchers Find

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may damage part of the brain by causing thinning in a crucial area, new research shows.

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use hormone therapy after menopause -- even for just a few years -- may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to new research.

Last Chance to Enroll in Obamacare for 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are facing an important deadline. This year's sign-up period ends Sunday, Feb. 15.

New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain tumors are notoriously tricky for surgeons, who may leave too much cancerous tissue behind or cut into vital, healthy brain tissue.

Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2015

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

Device Approved for Female Fecal Incontinence

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Eclipse System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat fecal incontinence in adult women aged 18 to 75, the agency said in a news release.

Lenvima Approved for Common Thyroid Cancer

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lenvima (lenvatinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) that has progressed despite radioactive iodine therapy, the agency said Friday in a news release.

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