If You're Craving Cookies, You Might Just Be Bored

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself reaching into a bag of chips and you know you're not hungry, maybe you're just bored instead, new research suggests.

Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution -- from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities -- is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests.

To Avoid Food Poisoning, There's an App for That

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There are apps for maps, restaurants and calorie-counting. Now, there's even one from the U.S. government for reducing your risk of foodborne illness.

Zika Virus Was in Haiti Long Before Brazil Outbreak: Study

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the Zika virus was circulating in Haiti months before Brazil's first cases were reported last spring.

Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish Stings

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unlucky enough to suffer a jellyfish sting, new research says that heat is better than cold for easing the pain.

Health Highlights: April 29, 2016

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Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests.

Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest.

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Being exposed to just a small amount of air pollution during pregnancy ups the risk of a pregnancy complication that can cause long-term health problems in children, a new study warns.

Health Highlights: April 28, 2016

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