Health Tip: Could I Develop Varicose Veins?

(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins are bulging, sometimes painful veins often found on the legs. Spider veins are smaller and less pronounced.

Health Tip: Dealing With Narcolepsy When Driving

(HealthDay News) -- Narcolepsy causes people to suddenly fall asleep during the day. It can be very dangerous if it happens while you're behind the wheel.

Have a Fun -- But Safe -- Fourth of July

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your hands, fingers, head and eyes are at greatest risk for injury if you set off fireworks at home, a doctor warns.

Dad's Ethnicity May Influence Baby's Birth Weight

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A father's ethnic background might influence how much his baby weighs at birth, a new study suggests.

iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding access to a computer tablet to traditional therapy may help children with autism talk and interact more, new research suggests.

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While medications are helping HIV-positive people avoid developing full-blown AIDS indefinitely, a new study finds that cancer patients with HIV are up to four times less likely to be treated for their tumors.

Treatment for Heroin Addiction Should Continue After Hospital Discharge: Study

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who start treatment for heroin addiction while in the hospital and continue to receive outpatient addiction treatment after they're discharged are far less likely to relapse, new research finds.

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents worried about getting young children vaccinated against infectious diseases have fresh cause for reassurance, researchers say.

Feeding Fido Raw Pet Food a Risky Choice: FDA

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may think you're doing what's best for your beloved pets when you feed them raw food, but you're actually putting their health -- and yours -- at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

No CDC Lab Workers Seem Sickened by Anthrax: Report

TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- None of the dozens of staffers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta potentially exposed to anthrax last month has gotten sick, agency officials reported Monday.

Health Highlights: July 1, 2014

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