Health Tip: Recovering From a Run

(HealthDay News) -- To help your body recover after a tough run, it's important to refuel with the right nutrients and plenty of fluids.

Health Tip: Common Triggers for Dandruff

(HealthDay News) -- Dandruff is characterized by thin flakes on the scalp. While not a concerning health problem, it can be embarrassing.

Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The high number of blood tests done before and after heart surgery can sometimes lead to excessive blood loss, possibly causing anemia and the need for a blood transfusion, new research suggests.

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.

Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates.

Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis

SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis.

Severely Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.

Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy for teens to buy electronic cigarettes online, a small study finds.

Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking children for growth problems may help identify those with celiac disease, according to a new study.

Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds.

Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the days and weeks following a concussion, it's often tough to give patients a clear sense of their recovery time.

Health Highlights: March 2, 2015

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