Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

Salt Pills Do Little for Endurance Athletes: Study

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking salt pills does little to boost the performance of endurance athletes, new research shows.

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who have been a victim of sexual assault are likelier to attempt suicide, a new study says.

Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being.

Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: Measure Your Child's Height and Weight Correctly

(HealthDay News) -- To correctly calculate your child's body-mass index (BMI), you'll need accurate height and weight measurements.

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

Health Tip: Exercising With Knee Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise may be just what the doctor ordered if you have knee pain.

Muscle Strength Helps Baseball Pitchers Avoid Injury

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The strength of a baseball pitcher's arm muscles may play a larger role in elbow injury risk and prevention than previously thought, a new study suggests.

Weight-Control Myths Keep Many U.S. Women Smoking

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women who believe smoking helps control weight are less likely than other female smokers to try quitting in response to higher cigarette prices and anti-smoking messages, a new study finds.