Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hitting the gym or playing field in your 20s may bring health benefits that last a lifetime, new research suggests.

After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young football players who suffer a concussion can show signs of reduced blood flow in the brain, even after their symptoms have subsided, a new, preliminary study suggests.

Empliciti Approved for Multiple Myeloma

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Empliciti (elotuzumab), in combination with two other drugs, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The drug is only approved for patients who have already been given one-to-three prior therapies for the disease.

Long-Distance Running Takes Toll on Joints, But It May Be Temporary

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Runners who run very long distances suffer cartilage damage in their lower joints -- but the cartilage can regenerate, a small study suggests.

Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a large amount of weight slows the loss of knee cartilage in obese people, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: Nov. 30, 2015

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

Health Tip: Get the Facts on Iodine

(HealthDay News) -- If you're dwelling on the subject of getting enough minerals, then calcium, iron and potassium may be more on your mind than iodine.

Dogs May Ease a Child's Fears

SUNDAY, Nov. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The companionship of a dog may lower a child's anxiety levels, a new study suggests.

Why You Need Flexibility Exercises

SATURDAY, Nov. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Flexibility exercises should be part of your regular workouts, an expert says.

Celery-Onion Blend Is Cause of E.Coli Outbreak Tied to Costco Chicken Salad: CDC

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A celery-onion blend included in a rotisserie chicken salad from Costco stores is the probable culprit behind an ongoing E.coli outbreak and has been recalled, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.