Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many black women put concerns about their hair above their health, according to new research.

Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Transplant surgeons often feel emotionally drained and overextended, which are red flags for burnout, a new study suggests.

Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress at work may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if you work in the service industry or have a blue-collar job, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

THURDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A home-packed lunch isn't necessarily healthier than school cafeteria fare, a new study suggests.

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the agency said Thursday in a news release.

There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of survival.

CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With the World Health Organization reporting that the death toll in the West African Ebola outbreak has risen to 729, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel warning for the region.

Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The virus that causes cold sores -- herpes simplex type 1 -- remains active even in the absence of symptoms, according to a new study.

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44.

Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.