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September 14, 2015

Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Stay Active

(HealthDay News) -- To help make sure that kids get enough exercise, encourage physical activity all day long.

Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Poses Danger

(HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke can be a major health threat to people who are frequently exposed.

Social Factors Affect Leukemia Survival

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people diagnosed with a type of cancer called acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), social and economic factors can affect the odds of survival, a new study shows.

Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Natural and man-made disasters can put children's health and development at risk for years to come, a new report from a leading group of pediatricians suggests.

Football Fans May Overestimate Chances of Favorite NFL Team

SUNDAY, Sept. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the National Football League kicks off its 2015 season this weekend, fans across the country are certain that thisis the year for their team.

Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to insecticides at home may have a slightly increased risk of developing leukemia or lymphoma, a new review finds.

ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms attributed to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may overshadow or mask autism spectrum disorder in very young children, a new study reveals.

California Lawmakers Pass Right-to-Die Measure

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News)-- Lawmakers in California on Friday gave final approval to "right-to-die" legislation that would allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives.

Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean diet, rich with plant foods, fish and olive oil, has been found to be good for the heart, the brain and overall health. Now, a new study out of Spain suggests the diet supplemented with olive oil may also reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2015

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

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