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March 03, 2015

Health Tip: Selecting Shoe Inserts

(HealthDay News) -- Shoe inserts can ease the pain of flat feet and other foot ailments, while providing comfort and cushioning.

Health Tip: Count Your Calories

(HealthDay News) -- Whether your plan is to maintain a healthy body weight, gain or lose a few pounds, it's important to know your calorie intake and how to adjust it.

About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes.

Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat a wide range of health problems may be associated with an increased risk of pneumonia, a new study suggests.

Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Spotted in Young Adults

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say.

Just How Big Is a Normal Penis?

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some good news, guys: A new analysis of penis sizes will help reassure most of you that you're normal, researchers say.

In Vitro Births Continue to Rise in U.S.

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows.

Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

Obamacare and the Supreme Court: What's at Stake

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The latest legal showdown over the Affordable Care Act could make health insurance unaffordable for millions of Americans, some health policy experts say.

Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in turn might reduce the risk for heart attack, a new study suggests.

Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Since HIV first appeared in humans in the early 1980s, scientists have been laboring to discover where and how the AIDS-causing virus first developed.

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen may not be as safe as previously thought, with larger doses and long-term use linked to increased risk of health problems, a new report contends.

Health Highlights: March 3, 2015

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

Study Questions Close Monitoring of Thyroid Growths

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Harmless growths in the thyroid gland are common, and a new study suggests they don't need to be monitored as closely as current guidelines recommend.

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