Health Tip: Ease Neck Pain

(HealthDay News) -- When your neck aches from a disc problem, arthritis or injury, you may be able to get relief at home.

Health Tip: What's Polluting My Indoor Air?

(HealthDay News) -- Most people are indoors about 90 percent of the time, says the womenshealth.gov website, noting the significance of indoor air pollution.

Used Football Faceshields May Break on Impact

THURSDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- They are meant to protect football players' eyes from serious injury, but new research reveals that used faceshields are more likely to break on high-velocity impact.

Drifting Pesticides May Endanger People in Nearby Workplaces

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- People who work near fields sprayed with pesticides face an increased risk for Parkinson's disease, a new study has found.

Mental Illness Linked to Greater Risk of Death After Heart Attack

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 (HealthDay News) -- People with mental illness are more likely to die following a heart attack or serious cardiac event, a new study finds.

Kids Who Bully Often Get Poor Sleep

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep may be a factor in aggressive behavior among kids, according to new research that found that children who bully other kids are more likely to be sleepy during the day.

U.S. Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Care, Study Finds

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- For newly diagnosed cancer patients, appointments with an oncologist are hard to come by -- even among those with private health insurance, according to U.S. researchers.

Emergency Care May Be Key to Hospital Readmissions

THURSDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- People who seek treatment in an emergency department after a recent hospitalization are more than twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital as those who had not been hospitalized, a new study has found.

Meditation May Help Women Cope With Hot Flashes

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- An easy-to-learn meditation technique can help ease the hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia of menopause, a new study says.

30 Years Into the Epidemic, a Generation With HIV Comes of Age

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- In 1991, the life of a 6-year-old girl in Texas named Danielle began to unravel.

New MRSA Strain Found in Cows' Milk in U.K., Denmark

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new strain of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) has been detected in cows' milk in the United Kingdom and Denmark.

Having More Toys May Boost Exercise Levels in Kids

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Providing children with more toys to play with may improve their level of physical activity, researchers say.

Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes who suffer a concussion may experience poor verbal memory, researchers have found.

Fit Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Exercise: Study

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Medical students who are physically fit are more likely to encourage their future patients to exercise, according to a new study.

Hula-Hoop Might Help Shed Unwanted Pounds

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- The Hula-Hoop, a large ring that can be gyrated around the waist, gained intense popularity in the 1950s and now it seems to be re-emerging as a hot trend in weight loss, a new study has found.

Health Highlights: June 3, 2011

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

Bone Drug Reduces Odds for Breast Cancer's Return: Study

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Early stage breast cancer patients can see their chances of the cancer's return drop by 32 percent when the osteoporosis drug Zometa is added to regular hormone therapy for three years after surgery, Austrian researchers report.

Officials: U.S. Not Affected by European E. Coli Outbreak

FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials sought Friday to reassure Americans that there is little chance the deadly new strain of E. coli bacteria affecting Germany and other European countries will have any significant impact here.