Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans want to be in better shape, but few are putting in the work to get there, a new survey shows.

How to Beat Jet Lag This Summer Vacation

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Flying across time zones to your vacation destination this summer? You can't prevent jet lag, but you can minimize it, a sleep specialist says.

Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from chronic low back pain, yoga might bring you as much relief as physical therapy, a new trial shows.

Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with heart problems should receive personalized education to help them manage their conditions, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement.

Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News)-- It's a not uncommon occurrence: Patients discharge themselves from the hospital against their doctor's best advice.

Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "You're doing that wrong!"

Strike Back Against Snake Bites

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With summer comes a higher risk of snake bites, but emergency doctors have some advice on what to do if you are bitten.

Opioid Abuse Jumps 6-Fold for U.S. Youth, Too Few Get Treated: Study

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of opioid addiction among Americans age 25 and under rose nearly sixfold from 2001 to 2014. But few young addicts get medical treatment that might prevent overdose or relapse, a new study finds.

With Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If climate change continues unchecked, three-quarters of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by the end of the century, a new study warns.

Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines: Study

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The drug prochlorperazine is more effective than the opioid hydromorphone in treating emergency room patients with acute migraine, a new study reports.

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports.

Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of U.S. teens support raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old, new research finds.

Better Sleep for Better Weight Loss

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Did you know that the key to your "dream diet" may be as close as your bedroom?

Health Highlights: June 19, 2017

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

Health Tip: Considering Bed Sharing?

(HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't recommend bed sharing for babies, especially if:

Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Each year in America, nearly 1,300 children die from guns, with boys and blacks struck down most often, federal health officials report.

Health Tip: Managing Arthritis Fatigue

(HealthDay News) -- Fatigue is a common complaint among people with arthritis, but making a few lifestyle changes can help keep it in check.