Health Tip: Reducing Your Chances of Heart Disease if You Have Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetics are at increased risk of developing heart disease, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to help lower the risk.

Health Tip: Practice a Well-Balanced Exercise Program

(HealthDay News) -- To get the full benefits of regular exercise, experts say you should focus on many forms of activity.

Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous exercise appears to be safe and beneficial for heart transplant patients, according to new research.

Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says.

Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women seeking a better work-life balance are less likely than men to be viewed positively by their colleagues, a new study finds.

Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of developmental and mental disabilities -- ranging from speech problems to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- have jumped 21 percent among U.S. children, according to a new report.

HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new long-term study shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years.

Early Research With Drug Restores Hair in Patients With Alopecia

SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat a rare type of bone marrow cancer restores hair in patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, a new study found.

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.

Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2014

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