Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Car crashes are the leading cause of accidental death among American teens, and parents need to take steps to keep their teens safe when they're on the road this summer, an expert says.

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks.

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment, a new study finds.

Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds.

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.

Health Highlights: July 22, 2014

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

MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says.

Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites

(HealthDay News) -- Nothing can ruin a nice summer evening faster than being bitten by bugs.

Health Tip: Working Out at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Finding ways to exercise at work can save you time and help make sure you get enough physical activity.

Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator.