Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report.

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults with high systolic blood pressure -- the top number in the blood pressure reading -- may have an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report.

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic insomnia may be at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study from China suggests.

Diabetes-Related Foot Condition Often Missed

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A debilitating condition called Charcot foot is often missed among the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, doctors say.

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with eczema -- a chronic, itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.

Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level and not dwell on public health recommendations on exercise, according to new research.

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a "modest" amount of salt might not harm older adults, but any more than that can damage health, a new study finds.

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On the days your kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found.

Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts

FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending a long time in space lowers blood pressure in astronauts, but it could also strain their hearts, a new study indicates.