Health Tip: Check for Ticks

(HealthDay News) -- Ticks can spread Lyme disease and other germs that can make you sick, so it's important to take measures to help prevent tick bites.

Health Tip: Ease the Itch of Poison Ivy

(HealthDay News) -- Poison ivy rash usually isn't dangerous, but it sure is uncomfortable.

Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism

MONDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Problems with motor skills such as throwing and catching can add to the social struggles faced by children with autism, a new study says.

Even With Equal Care, Racial Disparity Persists in Blood Cancer, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with blood cancer do not live as long as white patients with the disease, a new study finds, even when they receive equal levels of care.

Boys With Guns at High Risk of Assault: Study

MONDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many violent young people carry guns, a new study shows.

Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Their Heads: Study

MONDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Putting babies on their backs to sleep has sharply cut the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but it has also left nearly half of infants with a flattened heads, a new Canadian study estimates.

Health Highlights: July 8, 2013

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