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August 29, 2016

Health Tip: Why Warm-Up?

(HealthDay News) -- Even if you don't have much time to work out, you should never skip your warm-up.

Health Tip: Choose Healthier Sides for Your Barbecue

(HealthDay News) -- Barbecue fare may typically include burgers and high-fat side items, but you can lighten up your favorite sides and enjoy a healthier meal.

Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes who specialize in one sport are at added risk of stress, burnout and overuse injuries, says a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that the nation's entire blood supply be routinely screened for the Zika virus.

More Parents Believe Vaccines Are Unnecessary

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians are encountering more parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, mainly because they don't see the point of vaccines, a U.S. survey found.

3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three already existing drugs may offer pregnant women and their developing fetuses protection against the damaging effects of Zika virus, a new multicenter study reports.

Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ride a bike, take a swim, walk your dog: New research shows even a "moderate" amount of exercise each week drastically reduces the odds a person aged 65 or older will die from heart disease.

Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2016

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

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 -- A cheaper generic version of the emergency allergy treatment EpiPen will be made available within the next few weeks, manufacturer Mylan said Monday.

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