Health Tip: Safely Remove a Tick

(HealthDay News) -- Promptly and safely removing a tick from your skin can help reduce the risk of illness and complications.

Health Tip: Being Healthy Parents

(HealthDay News) -- While having a baby provides many wonderful experiences, it also adds stress to a relationship.

Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Outcome: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new U.S. study finds that cancer patients who don't have insurance -- or who get it through the federal health insurance program for the poor (Medicaid) -- are at much higher risk of poor medical outcomes than other people.

Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Up to half of teens talking on cellphones while driving are speaking with their mother or father, according to new research.

Coffee May Keep Your Ears From Ringing

FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a coffee lover may be good for your ears, a new study suggests.

Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults' minds may be sharpest in the morning, a new small study finds.

Sleep Woes for Astronauts May Pose Risks in Space: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep is common among astronauts before and during spaceflight, and their widespread use of sleeping pills could pose a safety threat, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2014

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

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a 'Public Health Emergency'

FRIDAY, Aug. 8 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization on Friday declared the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in West Africa a "public health emergency."