Health Tip: Dealing With an Autism Spectrum Disorder

(HealthDay News) -- If your child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, getting the right help and information can help your child obtain appropriate care.

Health Tip: How Many Zzzz's Do You Need?

(HealthDay News) -- Sufficient sleep is essential to help you feel sharp, focused and well. So, are you getting enough?

Add Heart Test to High School Athletes' Screening, Cardiologists Say

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Including a test of the heart's electrical activity in screening programs for high school athletes increases the odds of detecting problems that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death, according to a new study.

Climate Change Will Make Breathing in Summer Harder: Study

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summertime ozone air pollution levels in the United States could rise 70 percent by 2050 due to climate change, according to a new study.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery not only helps obese people drop pounds, but it may also prevent the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, according to new research.

Many Iraq-Afghanistan War Vets Struggle to Find Enough Food: Study

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have trouble getting enough access to enough food, according to new research.

Health Highlights: May 8, 2014

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

CDC Targets 5 Parasitic Infections

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Five types of parasitic infections have just been labeled priorities for public health action by U.S. health officials.