Health Tip: Avoid Food-Safety Mistakes

(HealthDay News) -- Do the wrong thing while you're preparing food, and you and your family could become sick.

Health Tip: Manage Stress

(HealthDay News) -- Stressed out from bad weather or a demanding job?

'Fat Hormone' Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Obese Men

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity seems to increase the likelihood for developing precancerous growths called colorectal polyps, according to new research that offers fresh insight into colon cancer risk.

Voice Cues Prompt Similar Brain Response in Dogs, People: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light on why Fido understands when you firmly tell him to sit or give him other commands.

Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obese women get just one hour of vigorous exercise a year, while obese men don't do much better at fewer than four hours.

Head, Throat Cancer Survival May Be Longer if Tumor Caused by HPV: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with recurrent mouth and throat cancers are more likely to survive if the tumors are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and not smoking, according to new research.

A Little Weight Loss May Ease Sleep Apnea

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small amount of weight loss might help combat sleep apnea, a new study suggests.

Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low iron levels can raise your risk of stroke by making your blood more sticky, a new study indicates.

When Jazz Musicians Improvise, So Do Their Brains

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The mysterious workings of jazz players' brains while they improvise music are revealed in a new study.

More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few years after its introduction, a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has reduced the risk of precancerous cervical lesions among young women in Denmark, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2014

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