Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For all those parents who fret about how quickly their baby will learn to walk, read up.

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease may have more "leaks" in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests.

Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Because most young children who suffer a concussion aren't first seen in hospital emergency rooms, official tallies of these injuries may be greatly underreported, a new study finds.

Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More evidence links air pollution with increased risk of developing dangerous high blood pressure.

Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only half of parents of children with asthma fully understand the use of their youngsters' asthma medications, a new study finds.

Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with traumatic brain injuries may be less likely to receive rehabilitation care if they come from poor families with a limited grasp of English, a new study suggests.

Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research has revealed some surprising findings about who develops celiac disease in the United States.

Ocaliva Approved for Rare Liver Disease

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a rare chronic liver disease called primary biliary cholangitis (PBC).

Most Smokers Don't Stick With E-Cigarettes

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some smokers turn to e-cigarettes with the hope that the electronic nicotine delivery devices will help them give up regular cigarettes.

Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women planning to become pregnant should wait at least eight weeks before trying to conceive if they or their partner live in -- or are returning from -- areas where Zika virus infections are occurring, U.N. health officials now recommend.

Scans Spot Brain Region That Misfires in Depressed People

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A part of the brain that responds to bad experiences acts in an unexpected way in people with depression, a small study finds.

Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are becoming more informed about the Zika virus, but there are still some large gaps in their knowledge of the mosquito-borne illness that can cause devastating birth defects, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollfinds.

Migraines Take Toll on Spouse

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from migraines, your spouse probably suffers, too.

Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About Heartburn

(HealthDay News) -- Your doctor can suggest ways to cope with heartburn, but it's up to you to start the conversation.

Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins

(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins occur when blood pools in the lower leg because vascular valves don't work sufficiently to promote blood flow back to the heart.

Health Highlights: May 31, 2016

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