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May 05, 2015

U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. birth rate remained at an all-time low in 2013, due largely to a significant drop in teen births, new research shows.

Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School

(HealthDay News) -- If you want your child to succeed in school, start at home with a solid foundation built on healthy habits.

Health Tip: Choose the Right Pillow for Better Slumber

(HealthDay News) -- Using the right pillow can help you sleep longer and feel more rested.

Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the theory that girls born prematurely fare better than preemie boys in the first weeks of life.

Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report.

Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have released yet another study finding impressive results for an experimental drug combo that aims to rid the body of infection with liver-damaging hepatitis C.

Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the heart drug digoxin may increase the risk of premature death in patients with an irregular heartbeat and in those suffering from heart failure, German researchers report.

Health Highlights: May 5, 2015

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

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