Health Tip: Watch for Warning Signs of Choking

(HealthDay News) -- Some foods, small toys and objects can be choking hazards for babies and young children. That's why it's important to quickly recognize the warning signs of choking.

Health Tip: Considering High-Intensity Interval Training?

(HealthDay News) -- High-intensity interval training (HIIT) combines short periods of intense exercise with recovery periods.

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of new cases of dementia has been declining in recent decades in the United States, Germany and other developed countries, a trio of new studies shows.

Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette warning labels help convince smokers to quit, and the bigger the label, the better, a new study shows.

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most children who have spinal surgery don't require anti-clotting drugs because blood clots occur so rarely in these procedures, a new study says.

Omega-3s in Diet May Help Ward Off Lou Gehrig's Disease

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help cut your risk for the fatal neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a new study suggests.

Organic Foods May Be Healthier, Review Finds

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Organic produce and grains contain more protective antioxidants, less pesticide residue and lower levels of the toxic metal cadmium than food raised in traditional ways, a new review finds.

Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person's sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds.

Health Highlights: July 15, 2014

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