Several Types of Drinking Tied to Poor Diet

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking is associated with a poor diet, a new study says.

Health Tip: Create a Well-Rounded Exercise Regimen

(HealthDay News) -- Most any exercise is beneficial, but a well-rounded exercise program offers the greatest benefits to overall health and fitness.

Health Tip: Caring for Your Mouth After Tooth Extraction

(HealthDay News) -- Proper care of the mouth after a tooth extraction can ease pain and promote better healing.

Abuse, Neglect in Childhood Linked to Depression in Adulthood

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who suffered abuse or neglect as children have a greatly increased risk of depression, new research finds.

Many Less-Educated Whites Abandoning Religion

SUNDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Large numbers of less-educated white Americans are abandoning religion, a new study says.

Study Shows Key Ways Young Adults Can Find, Keep a Job

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A drive to further your education, a focus on a particular career and productive job search methods are the three key ingredients to helping today's young adults get and keep jobs, even in a "down" economy.

Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new study helps support the notion that happy young teens are more likely to avoid crime.

Team Decisions Better for the Weary

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Teamwork can help tired people avoid making poor decisions, a new study indicates.

Falls From Windows Claiming Too Many Children's Lives

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For more than 5,000 American children each year, an open window brings serious injury or even death, a new report finds.

Infections Among Those With Heart Devices Has Doubled: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of infection for patients with heart pacemakers and defibrillators has more than doubled since the early 1990s and it may be because these patients are sicker than they used to be, U.S. researchers report.

Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The dramatic decline in women's use of hormone therapy mid-decade also appears linked to a decline in mammograms, new research suggests.

Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that married people are more than twice as likely as single people to be alive 15 years after coronary bypass surgery, although the findings can't prove that having a spouse has a protective effect.

Researchers Say They've Found Common Cause of All Types of ALS

SUNDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The apparent discovery of a common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) could give a boost to efforts to find a treatment for the fatal neurodegenerative disease, a new study contends.

Weight Gain Hits Women After Marriage, Men After Divorce: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Tying or untying the knot seems to affect men's and women's waistlines differently: A new study shows that women are more apt to pile on excess pounds after marriage, while men add the weight after a divorce.

Most Heart Attack Patients Who Need Angioplasty Quickly Get It: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- More than 90 percent of U.S. heart attack patients who required emergency angioplasty to open blocked coronary arteries received the treatment within the recommended time in 2010, a new study finds.

Trial Drug Shows Preliminary Promise Against Ovarian Cancer

SUNDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that's shown promise against ovarian cancer caused by mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes may also be effective against ovarian cancer not caused by those gene mutations, according to a new study.

Trying to Be 'Supermom' Can Raise Risk for Depression

SATURDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Working moms are less likely to show symptoms of depression than stay-at-home moms, a new study finds.

Steps Outlined to Screen All Newborns for Heart Defects

MONDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Acting on 2010 U.S. Health and Human Services recommendations, a panel of pediatric and cardiac experts has outlined a strategy for routine screening of newborns to improve detection of congenital heart disease.

Health Highlights: Aug.22, 2011

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