Can't Find Time to Exercise? Schedule It, Experts Say
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- It would be hard, these days, not to have heard that regular exercise can provide innumerable health benefits and help people enjoy longer, happier and more active lives.
To Get Up and Get Moving, Joining a Gym Might Help
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Joining a gym is the first step for many people interested in losing weight or getting in better shape. But for many, joining is also the last step they take, said Drew Baker, general manager of the West Salem Courthouse Athletic Club in Salem, Ore.
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Ectopic Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the egg begins to develop outside the womb. In this type of pregnancy, the fetus cannot grow normally and does not survive.
Health Tip: When Aspirin Therapy May Be Harmful
(HealthDay News) -- Low-dose aspirin therapy helps lower the risk of heart attack in many people, but it isn't for everyone.
Longer Allergy Season Means More Misery
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A trend toward a longer allergy season may mean more sneezing, sniffling and misery for allergy sufferers, experts say.
Hookah Use Growing Among Young Adults in California
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A rapid rise in hookah use in California is cause for concern, researchers say.
Healthy Habits Can Fend Off the 'Freshman 15'
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- College students can avoid gaining the dreaded "freshman 15" pounds by maintaining a healthy lifestyle from day one, an expert says.
Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A boy's relationship with his mother changes as he grows up and the way it changes can affect his behavior when he's a teen, a new study says.
Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Children's social goals help determine how they respond to being bullied and whether their responses are effective, researchers say.
Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The ability to remember the origin of memories isn't fully developed until adulthood, a new study says.
Survivor Builds 'Cancer-Fighting' House
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- At age 36, Charles Ruma had a wife, young son and a successful career as a home builder. His diagnosis with testicular cancer came as a shock.
Is Breast Reduction After Weight Loss Surgery Best?
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Having weight loss surgery before breast reduction surgery is best for severely obese women who have both procedures, according to a small new study.
Traffic Safety Should Be Among First Lessons in New School Year
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Traffic safety should be among a child's first lessons for the new school year, experts suggest.
Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown Planned
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Drunk and drugged drivers make the Labor Day weekend one of the most dangerous times to be on the road in the United States, so federal and local officials are conducting a crackdown on impaired drivers.
Climate Change May Trigger More Asthma Emergencies
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change may increase children's asthma-related visits to hospital emergency departments in the next decade.
9/11 Responders, Workers Still Suffer an Excess of Illnesses
THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- First responders and workers at the World Trade Center site right after 9/11 continue to suffer an excess of physical and mental ills, including a possible increase in their risk for cancer.
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers using scanning technology say they discovered physical differences in the brains of older children with autism compared to those of kids without autism.
Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2011
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Flu Diagnostic Kit Approved
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A kit to diagnose seasonal influenza, bird flu and other forms of flu that affect people has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Two U.S. Children Contract New Strain of Swine Flu
FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating two recent cases of swine flu in which the new strain of flu passed directly from pigs to children.