Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many black women put concerns about their hair above their health, according to new research.

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight kids don't see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report.

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44.

Health Tip: If You Get Lost on a Hiking Trail

(HealthDay News) -- If you're enjoying the great outdoors on a hike, it's important to know what to do if you are lost.

Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their preschooler shed excess pounds may want to team up with their child, new research suggests.

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests.

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting at a young age might set the stage for harmful health habits, including eating disorders, according to new research.

Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chlorine helps keep pool water clean, but it can also make swimmers more likely to develop eye infections, doctors say.

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review.