E-Cigarettes: Separating Fiction From Fact

FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's the new year, a time when a smokers' thoughts often turn to quitting.

A Guide to Smoking-Cessation Options

FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to quit smoking cigarettes no longer have to suffer through cold-turkey withdrawal.

Health Tip: Stock Your Car for Winter Weather

(HealthDay News) -- With the onset of winter weather, it's a good idea to stock your car with a seasonal emergency kit.

Health Tip: Don't Take Too Much Acetaminophen

(HealthDay News) -- If you're plagued with a headache, sinus congestion or body aches, you may find the common pain reliever acetaminophen in more than one medication you take for relief.

Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Germs that cause common illnesses, including ear infections and strep throat, can linger on surfaces such as cribs, children's toys and books for hours after contamination -- even after the objects are well cleaned -- according to a small new study.

Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had shingles -- a viral infection also known as herpes zoster -- before age 40 may have a higher risk of stroke years later, a large new study suggests.

Slow Eating Might Help Curb Calories

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As people look for fresh strategies to cut back on calories and shed pounds, a new study suggests that simply eating more slowly can significantly reduce how much people eat in a single sitting.

Health Highlights: Jan. 3, 2014

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