Delayed Clamping of Umbilical Cord May Be Better for Preemies

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delayed clamping of a preterm infant's umbilical cord leads to better motor function development, a new study suggests.

Doctor Burnout Rates on the Rise

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Burnout is a growing problem among American doctors, a new study indicates.

Ebola Blood Level May Predict Odds of Death, Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The levels of Ebola virus in a patient's blood can strongly predict the risk of death, a new study finds.

1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About one in every eight American adults continue to have high levels of total cholesterol, while even more have low levels of "good" cholesterol, health officials reported Tuesday.

HIV Prevention Pill May Not Need to Be Taken Daily

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that men at risk for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can benefit from a preventive medication taken before and after sex instead of every day.

Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2015

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

Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that higher tobacco prices in the United States could save hundreds of infant lives every year by discouraging more women from smoking during and after pregnancy.

Health Tip: Watch What You Eat

(HealthDay News) -- If you want to shed a few pounds or maintain an ideal weight, logging what you eat and drink is a great way to make sure you're not overdoing it.

Health Tip: Use Antibiotics Wisely

(HealthDay News) -- An antibiotic can be a lifesaver if you or someone you love has a bacterial infection.

Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning an exercise program may help protect older adults' brains or even reverse early mental decline, a small study suggests.