Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who tend to ruminate and dwell on the same anxious thoughts could benefit from mindful meditation, a new study finds.

Stretching Eases Pain of Vessel Disease in Legs

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stretching can increase blood flow and reduce leg pain in people with peripheral artery disease, according to a small, new study.

Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An electronic tracking device can calm worried parents who fear their child with autism might wander off and stumble into danger, a new survey shows.

Just a 'Social Smoker'? Toll on Your Health Still High

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you think that having an occasional cigarette in social settings is less dangerous for your heart than smoking a pack a day, think again.

Planning Your Diet Plan

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first rule of diet success is to make changes you can stick with for the long term. And that means scheduling -- not skipping -- meals and snacks. This keeps you feeling satisfied and helps you say no to tempting high-fat foods.

FDA Warns of Tattoo Dangers

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Considering a tattoo? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to think before you ink.

Health Highlights: May 5, 2017

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

Health Tip: Be a Safe Driver for Your Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Strapping your child in an appropriate car seat protects against injuries, but it's just as important for a parent to drive safely.

Red Wine Antioxidant Might Help Diabetics' Arteries

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The antioxidant resveratrol -- found in red wine, peanuts and berries -- might improve the health of blood vessels in people with type 2 diabetes, a small study suggests.

Sugary Drinks More Affordable Across the Globe

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sugar-sweetened beverages have become more affordable worldwide, making the fight against obesity even more difficult, a new study suggests.