Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.

Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone app probably won't help you get pregnant or avoid pregnancy, researchers report.

Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma?

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical pulses to the brain may help restore vision in some partially blind patients, German researchers report.

How Pregnancy Can Trip You Up

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnancy "waddle" really does increase a woman's risk for falls, a new study reveals.

2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The 2009 swine flu pandemic originated in pigs in a small region of central Mexico, a new study reports.

Who's Most Likely to Seek Infertility Help

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of people with infertility problems don't seek treatment, according to a new British study.

U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report.

Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine made with a component of the bacteria that causes anthrax protected monkeys from the deadly infection in a preliminary trial.

When Cooking Outside, Don't Let Food Safety Slide

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Food is a big part of many Fourth of July celebrations. But take care when making and storing your meal, so that a bout of food poisoning doesn't ruin the rest of your holiday plans, a dietary expert advises.

Health Highlights: July 1, 2016

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

Health Tip: Why Wisdom Teeth Are Frequently Pulled

(HealthDay News) -- Third molars, commonly called wisdom teeth, may make it easier to chew. But they're also a frequent source of pain and discomfort, and are often extracted.

Health Tip: Sleep Soundly Away From Home

(HealthDay News) -- It may be difficult to get a good night's sleep when you're away from home.


Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans love fireworks, especially on the Fourth of July, but experts warn they can be dangerous if not used safely.

3 Treatments Seem to Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that people struggling with binge-eating disorder -- America's most common, yet likely least-known eating disorder -- may have at least three treatment options to help them curtail their eating.

E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but a new study suggests that's not the case.