Health Tip: Get Ready for Cardiac Rehab

(HealthDay News) -- A cardiac rehabilitation program teaches you how to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle, covering topics from fitness to food.

Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Christmas Tree

(HealthDay News) -- Before you install and decorate your holiday tree, make sure it's safe for you and your family.

Mothers' Pre-Pregnancy Weight Tied to Kids' IQ, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers went into pregnancy overweight may have slightly lower scores on certain tests of verbal and numbers skills, a new study says.

Study Finds New SARS-Like Virus Spread Through Bats, Pigs

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The new SARS-like coronavirus that's caused five deaths and four other cases of severe illness in the Middle East can infect cells from bats and pigs, which means these animals could be a continuing source of infection in humans, a new study indicates.

Brain Changes Continue After Child's Concussion: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Brain changes in children who have suffered a concussion continue to occur even after they no longer have symptoms of the injury, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Dec. 12, 2012

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