Health Tip: Take Precautions When Exercising

(HealthDay News) -- Getting ready to exercise? First get the go-ahead from your doctor, then make sure you take some precautions before you get going.

Health Tip: Is Baby in Pain?

(HealthDay News) -- Babies may not be able to speak, but that doesn't mean they can't communicate. Babies often give signals that they're in pain, and parents should pay attention.

Veteran Firefighters May Develop Heat Resistance

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Older firefighters appear to develop heat resilience due to their long-term exposure to hot temperatures on the job, according to a new study.

Precancerous Cells on Cervix Tied to Higher Risk of Disease, Death

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been diagnosed with and treated for precancerous cells on the cervix may be at increased risk for developing and dying from cervical or vaginal cancer, new research suggests.

Kids' Ear Infections Cost U.S. Health System Nearly $3B Annually: Report

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children's ear infections cost the U.S. health care system nearly $3 billion a year, a new study says.

Experts Urge 'Seismic Shift' in Approach to Better U.S. Health Care

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medicine alone cannot improve the health of the nation -- not when one in five Americans lives in unsafe neighborhoods where pollution, crime and joblessness are prevalent; nutritious food is scarce; and the well-being of young people is at risk, an expert panel reports.

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under Obamacare

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's still time to enroll in a health insurance plan through one of the Affordable Care Act's new online marketplaces. And if you sign up by Wednesday, you'll have coverage starting next month.

Ban on Class of Chemicals Lowers Human Exposures, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The banning of certain types of a common class of chemicals known as phthalates has reduced Americans' exposure to the chemicals' potential harms, a new study suggests.

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Risk of Lung Disorder in Babies

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking certain antidepressants in late pregnancy more than doubles the odds of a lung complication in newborns, a new review says.

Health Highlights: Jan. 15, 2014

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

FDA Warns Against Prescription Drugs With High Levels of Acetaminophen

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors to stop prescribing painkillers that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen because of reports of severe liver damage.