Most Americans Aware of Zika Threat, But Gaps in Knowledge Remain

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are becoming more informed about the Zika virus, but there are still some large gaps in their knowledge of the mosquito-borne illness that can cause devastating birth defects, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll finds.

Health Tip: Identifying Varicose Veins

(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins occur when blood pools in the lower leg because vascular valves don't work sufficiently to promote blood flow back to the heart.

Health Tip: Women, Don't Neglect Your Health

(HealthDay News) -- Being a wife and mother are important, but women need to take care of themselves, too.

Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring's Schizophrenia Risk?

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests.

Breast Milk Best From the Breast?

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants fed directly from the breast are less likely to develop ear infections than those who are fed pumped breast milk from a bottle, a new study suggests.

Lifestyle Change May Cut Risk for Women With Breast Cancer Genes

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.

Some Experts Question Extent of Zika Threat to U.S.

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Are health officials in the United States overreacting to the threat posed by the Zika virus this summer?

Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a common heart rhythm abnormality may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly of the colon, a new study suggests.

Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot while pregnant may increase the risk of premature delivery, a new study suggests.

Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Suggestive evidence" of a link between air pollution and increased risk of stillbirth is growing, according to a new review.