Weight Training's Benefits May Depend on Genetics

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How well resistance exercises work may depend on a woman's genetic risk for obesity, new research suggests.

Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sick cats appear to have a better chance of survival if they have higher levels of vitamin D, a new study reveals.

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates.

Breath-Holding Games Are Killing Swimmers, CDC Warns

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As more adults and kids head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean this Memorial Day weekend, U.S. health officials are warning about accidental drownings from underwater breath-holding games and exercises.

Pet Geckos May Pose Health Risk

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your pet gecko might make you sick, a new study suggests.

Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee perks millions of Americans up each morning, and a new study finds it might help keep men's sex lives percolating, too.

Cold Weather a Bigger Killer Than Heat, Study Finds

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cold weather kills 20 times more people worldwide than hot weather, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: May 21, 2015

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

Health Tip: Choosing Healthier Poultry

(HealthDay News) -- Poultry is a great source of protein, but you still have to choose healthier cuts and prepare it properly.

Health Tip: Wear Baseball Gear

(HealthDay News) -- To fend off baseball injuries, players should always wear appropriate protective equipment.