Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Worried about links between high daily salt intake, high blood pressure and stroke, half of American adults questioned in a recent poll say they've tried to cut back on sodium.

Orkambi Approved for Cystic Fibrosis

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Orkambi (lumacaftor and ivacaftor) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat cystic fibrosis in patients who have inherited two copies of a specific gene mutation from their parents.

Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Before you bite into that burger on Independence Day, you might want to ask the chef whether a rusty old grill brush was used to clean the barbecue.

Health Tip: Pack Food and Water for Camping

(HealthDay News) -- There's often no getting around packing food and water for a camping trip. But make sure you pack the right stuff properly to help prevent food-borne illness.

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prescription drops your child is using for ear pain could be among 16 unapproved medications targeted this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The global obesity epidemic is linked to an oversupply of food available for human consumption, a new study suggests.

Fish-Related Food Poisoning in Florida Under-Reported

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A rare toxin carried by barracuda, grouper and other locally caught sport fish sickens Floridians in greater numbers than previously believed, a new analysis suggests.

Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma -- the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer.

Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.