Health Tip: Stay Safe During Spring Cleaning

(HealthDay News) -- Cleaning your home to a sparkling shine is a good way to kick off spring. But don't forget to think about safety.

Health Tip: Easing Viral Gastroenteritis

(HealthDay News) -- Viral gastroenteritis, often referred to as "stomach flu," is a common infection that may trigger vomiting and diarrhea.

Scientists Link 13 New Gene Regions to Heart Disease Risk

SUNDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be the largest global investigation of its kind, scientists have implicated 13 new gene regions in the onset of heart vessel plaque build-up, a condition that often leads to fatal heart attacks.

Using Electronics Before Bed May Hamper Sleep

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep tight, but not right after looking at something bright.

Early Rehab May Help Speed Recovery After Knee Surgery

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- The sooner rehabilitation begins after knee replacement, the better for both patients and hospitals, new research suggests.

Noninvasive Test May Identify Down Syndrome Early On

SUNDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test may one day offer a safe way to detect Down syndrome during pregnancy, researchers say.

In Shaken Baby Syndrome, Women as Likely to be Perpetrators as Men: Study

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News)-- The tiny victims of shaken baby syndrome are equally likely to be injured by a man or a woman, although women are less likely to be convicted of the crime, according to a new study.

New Sweetness Detectors Found in Human Taste Cells

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) --Taste cells apparently host more sugar detectors than previously thought, including ones formerly thought to exist only in the pancreas and intestines, new research suggests.

Eating Disorders More Prevalent Than Thought Among American Teens

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many American adolescents suffer from an eating disorder and struggle with related psychiatric disorders, including suicidal tendencies, new research reveals.

Irregular Heart Beat Plus Stroke May Increase Dementia Risk

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer a stroke and also have an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation may be at greater risk of developing dementia than stroke survivors without the heart condition, British researchers report.

Mix of Genetics and Stress Can Impair Mental Abilities

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics may predispose some people who live in so-called "hazardous" neighborhoods -- where fear and stress are a fact of daily life -- to face a higher risk for age-related cognitive decline, new research warns.

Lab-Grown Urethra Used to Replace Damaged Tube

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- In a potential advance in the field of tissue engineering, researchers report that they've been able to repair injured urinary systems in boys by using bladder cells grown in a laboratory.

Health Highlights: March 7, 2011

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

Clinical Trials Update: March 7, 2011

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com:

Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who had cancer, diabetes or epilepsy as children are less likely to achieve the same level of education or employment as their healthy counterparts, researchers report.

Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Interactive video games that require high-energy movement raised middle school kids' metabolisms to levels typically seen with moderate or vigorous exercise, a new study finds.

Cartoon Branding Affects Kids' Cereal Choice, Regardless of Taste

MONDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Children prefer cereals that feature popular media characters such as Shrek on the package, regardless of how they taste, researchers say.