Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution

(HealthDay News) -- Polluted air can trigger a number of symptoms, especially for people with chronic health conditions such as asthma or heart disease.

Health Tip: Packing Baby's Diaper Bag

(HealthDay News) -- Before you head out with baby in tow, make sure you've safely and properly packed a diaper bag.

Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling a little fat after the holidays? Beware. Reading a news story that seems to devalue people who are overweight might make you more likely to reach for snacks to soothe your anxiety.

Easier Way for Doctors to Identify Substance Abuse?

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A single question may help doctors determine whether a patient has a drug or alcohol problem and the level of abuse, a new study suggests.

Drug Abusers at Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Survey Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American adults who use illicit drugs are much more likely to think about suicide than those in the general population, a new federal government survey says.

Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The bill for delivering a healthy baby varies enormously among California hospitals, with new mothers facing cost differences of 8- to 10-fold depending on the hospital where they end up giving birth.

State Health Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health insurance exchanges in five states with strong enrollment growth are ramping up efforts to reach even more uninsured Americans before the end of the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment period on March 31.

Health Highlights: Jan. 16, 2014

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

FDA Warns of Fires From Wart Removers

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Flammable over-the-counter wart removers have started fires, injuring at least 10 people in recent years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.