Female Triathletes May Face Health Problems Such as Incontinence

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says.

Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Human semen is naturally colonized by bacteria, and a new study suggests the microbes might have a role to play in both HIV transmission and levels in infected men.

Farmers' Market Vouchers May Help Poorer Families Eat Healthier

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving low-income families vouchers to buy fruits and vegetables at farmers' markets could increase their consumption of these healthy foods, according to a new study.

Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An "unacceptably low" number of girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new formulation of a powerful narcotic painkiller that discourages potential abusers from snorting or injecting the drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a long-term, around-the-clock treatment for severe pain when other therapies are ineffective or unavailable.

Health Highlights: July 24, 2014

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

Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of obese children often don't view their kids as unhealthy or recognize the health consequences of excess weight or inactivity, according to a new study.

More Than 10 Million People Gained Coverage Under Obamacare, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study estimates that more than 10 million uninsured Americans gained health coverage over the past year due to the Affordable Care Act.

Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers are so curious that they're naturally drawn to an unattended pool. That's a recipe for tragedy.