Health Tip: Safely Store Food in the Fridge

(HealthDay News) -- Storing foods properly inside your refrigerator can help prevent juices from seeping out and contaminating other foods.

Health Tip: Signs of Periodontal Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround the teeth. Potential risk factors include poor dental hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, and your family history of the disease.

Hospitalization OK for Psych Patients Can Take Hours

WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. psychiatrists spend a total of 1 million hours on the phone each year getting insurance companies to approve hospitalization for patients with severe mental illnesses, a new study reports.

U.S. Heart Failure Costs Could Skyrocket: Report

WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans with heart failure could rise 46 percent, from 5 million in 2012 to 8 million in 2030, new research says.

Many Americans Breathing Cleaner Air: Report

WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Although many Americans are now breathing cleaner air, others are living in cities that are more polluted than they were a decade ago, a new report shows.

Can You Feel Empathy for a Robot?

WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- A robot might tidy your kitchen some day, but how will you feelabout the mechanical member of the household?

Motorcycle Deaths Continue to Climb: Report

WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 5,000 motorcyclists were killed on U.S. roads in 2012, an increase of about 9 percent from the previous year, a new report shows.

Health Highlights: April 24, 2013

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