Health Tip: Pack Healthier Tailgating Snacks

(HealthDay News) -- Tailgating before a sporting event is a fun way to celebrate, but the food is usually packed with fat and calories.

Health Tip: Why Did I Faint?

(HealthDay News) -- There are many potential causes for fainting, including having low blood pressure or standing up too quickly.

Most Americans Oppose Soda, Candy Taxes

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. adults aren't sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, and many doubt the bigger price tags would trim the national waistline.

Gene Studies Could Point to New Alzheimer's Treatments

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Insight into genes that play a key role in disrupting immune system pathways in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease could offer a potential target for new drugs against the disease, two new studies show.

12 Ounces of Sugary Soda a Day Raises Diabetes Risk: Study

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent, a European study contends.

Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children with more severe concussion symptoms take longer to recover from their head injury than those with milder symptoms, a new study finds.

Hormone Shows Potential as Diabetes Treatment in Mice

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone that could lead to more effective diabetes treatment has been identified by researchers.

Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Autism risk may be spotted at birth by examining placentas for abnormalities, new research suggests.

Faith May Complement Treatment for Mental Illness

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- A belief in God may boost the effectiveness of short-term treatment for mental illness, according to a small new study.

Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- A delay in breast cancer treatment shortens young women's survival time, especially if they are black or Hispanic, have no insurance or are low-income, a new study indicates.

Porn Use Has Small Effect on Sexual Behavior, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy to blame pornography for prompting young people to engage in risky sex, but a new study suggests that the use of sexually explicit material doesn't have a lot to do with sexual behavior.

Health Highlights: April 25, 2013

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

No Evidence That New Bird Flu Passes Between People: Study

THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to confirm that the H7N9 bird flu virus is passed from birds to people. But the study did not find evidence of person-to-person transmission.