Health Tip: Prevent Dust Allergy Symptoms

(HealthDay News) -- Dust is among the most common causes of allergy symptoms. And no matter how clean you are, dust shares your living quarters.

Health Tip: Make Sure Baby's Crib Sheets Fit

(HealthDay News) -- Your baby's safety begins in the crib, and among a parent's easiest chores is to make sure the crib sheets fit properly.

Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Managing diabetes requires a great deal of time, memory and math skills. There are carbohydrates to count, medication doses to calculate and blood sugar levels to track.

Lower Obesity Rates Due to Better Diets, Not Economy: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A recent leveling of obesity rates in the United States isn't due to the bad economy, but the result of better eating habits that Americans began to adopt about 10 years ago, a new report says.

New Way to Create Embryonic Stem Cells Discovered

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that they have discovered a surprising way to prompt mature adult cells in mice to revert back to their embryonic state.

Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2014

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

Businesses Urge Change to Obamacare's Insurance Mandate

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning in 2015, U.S. businesses with 50 or more workers must provide health insurance to "full-time" employees, meaning workers who log at least 30 hours a week, on average.