Health Tip: If You Have Hand Eczema

(HealthDay News) -- Moisturizing is essential for anyone with hand eczema to help ease pain, redness, cracking and dryness.

Health Tip: Know Risk Factors for Gout

(HealthDay News) -- Gout is characterized by a buildup of uric acid in the body, leading to swollen, painful joints.

Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women: Experts

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Dental cleanings and X-rays are safe for pregnant women, a U.S. obstetrician/gynecologist group says.

Typical Pregnancy Length May Vary More Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The natural length of pregnancies can vary by as much as five weeks, according to a new study.

Dolphins Remember for Decades, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's been said that elephants never forget, it now appears that dolphins may have them beat in the memory department.

China Bird Flu Appears to Have Spread From Person to Person

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The first reported human-to-human transmission of the deadly H7N9 bird flu has occurred in eastern China.

Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese kids are more likely to struggle with asthma than kids of normal weight, according to a new review of more than 623,000 children.

Food Additive Safety Often Determined by Those With Food Industry Ties: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Experts selected by the food industry have often been the ones approving the safety of food additives for the past 15 years, a new report claims.

Health Highlights: Aug. 7, 2013

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

Former President Bush Home After Heart Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Former President George W. Bush returned home Wednesday after successfully undergoing heart surgery for a blocked artery Tuesday morning in Dallas.