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.

Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

(HealthDay News) -- A blister usually can be managed at home with careful cleaning. But it's important to watch for signs of infection.

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The nutrients in fruits and vegetables are vital to good health and a long life, but only up to a point. Once you've hit five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, additional daily servings don't appear to boost longevity, a new research review suggests.

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.

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, these wounds usually heal well if left alone, an expert notes.

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.

Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want young children to embrace a more healthful diet?

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.

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.

Health Highlights: July 29, 2014

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