When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having type 1 diabetes can raise your chances of crashing while driving, but new research offers a checklist that helps determine whether it is safe for you to get behind the wheel.

Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In the battle to lose weight, many people switch to diet sodas. But while they cut calories they might also raise the risk of stroke or dementia, a new study suggests.

Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents shouldn't give their children any medications containing the narcotics codeine or tramadol because they can cause life-threatening breathing problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new government report that lists the top offenders for food poisoning shows that U.S. health officials have made progress against salmonella infections.

Health Highlights: April 20, 2017

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

Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a few miles of biking each day to your commute might add years to your life span, new research suggests.

Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Worldwide investments in teen health could yield significant economic returns, a new study contends.

Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Kids' Memory Skills

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason to make sure your kids are active: New research shows those with stronger muscles may have better working memory.

Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for People With Type 1 Diabetes?

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes face the risk of developing a disease that can cause blindness, so treatment guidelines have long called for annual eye exams.

FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cluster headaches, though rare, are among the most severe forms of headache a person can face.