Health Tip: Prevent Disease From Pets

(HealthDay News) -- Household pets can carry germs that can be transmitted to people.

Health Tip: Control Holiday Stress

(HealthDay News) -- Holiday stress can quickly spiral out of control. But you can take steps to keep your holidays merry and bright, not frantic and frazzled.

Speed Bumps May Aid Appendicitis Diagnosis

TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Speed bumps are great for slowing down heavy-footed motorists, but they might speed up the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, a new study says.

Here's What Keeps Rudolph's 'Nose So Bright'

TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that they have uncovered the biology behind the magic of how Rudolph's nose glows in the dark as he guides Santa's sleigh around the globe on Christmas Eve.

Egyptian Pharaoh's Throat Was Slashed During Coup, Research Suggests

MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reveals how conspirators may have murdered the Egyptian king Ramesses III, who reigned from 1186 to 1155 B.C.

Pricier, Intensive Whiplash Treatment May Not Pay Off: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- More costly, intensive treatment is no better than usual care at hastening recovery from whiplash, a new study finds.

Many States Say 'No' to Health Insurance Exchanges

TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Half of the states in the nation have rebuffed a key provision of the Obama administration's health reform law: the creation of state-based health insurance exchanges, according to data compiled by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

With Testicular Cancer, CT Scan Benefit May Beat Risks

TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Repeat CT scans deliver a big dose of potentially hazardous radiation over time, but the short-term benefit may outweigh the long-term risk for men with testicular cancer, a new study suggests.

Veggies and Cheese as Filling as Chips For Kids, With Fewer Calories

TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, children who were given combined snacks of cheese and vegetables consumed far fewer calories than those who had potato chips, and they were just as satisfied with their snack.