Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.

Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

Health Tip: Eating for Your Age

(HealthDay News) -- Eating the right foods can help you maintain health, energy and help you feel your best.

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Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Car crashes are the leading cause of accidental death among American teens, and parents need to take steps to keep their teens safe when they're on the road this summer, an expert says.

Tips for Beating BBQ Burns

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summer's the season for grilling outside, but mishaps can happen even to the most experienced grillmaster.

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks.

2 Courts, 2 Different Decisions on Key Obamacare Provision

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a wild day for Obamacare, two federal appeals courts arrived at completely different conclusions Tuesday on the use of financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website exchange.

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment, a new study finds.

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet loaded with salt is associated with double the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with type 2 diabetes. The risk skyrockets even higher among those whose diabetes isn't well-managed, a new Japanese study reports.

Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds.

Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly.

Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.

Obamacare Dealt Setback by Federal Appeals Court

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a bombshell ruling that could potentially play havoc with Obamacare, a federal appeals court said Tuesday that the financial subsidies provided to millions of Americans who bought health insurance though the federal HealthCare.gov website exchange are illegal.

Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: July 22, 2014

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