Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for Some

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating sleep apnea may help people with slightly elevated blood sugar levels lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.

3 Steps May Lead to Healthier Eating

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- To succeed at the diet game, new research suggests a "CAN"-do attitude may be more helpful than relying on willpower or education.

Is It a Cold or an Allergy?

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their child has a cold or hay fever, but there are ways to distinguish between the two, experts say.

Learn to Recognize the Signs of an Alcohol Problem

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 17 million Americans suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. But not everyone can tell when heavy drinking crosses the line to alcoholism.

Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans want the self-driving cars of the future to also have features that limit the behavior of teen drivers, a new survey finds.

Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, researchers have identified a pattern of change in DNA that may signal the development of cancer long before a standard diagnosis can be made.

'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have found a new way to combat a stubborn and potentially deadly gut infection: a friendly version of the culprit bacteria itself.

Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections with the superbug known as Clostridium difficile have been the most prevalent in the Northeast during the past decade, new U.S. research shows.

U.S. Hispanics Face Unique Health Challenges, CDC Says

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics in the United States carry very different health risks than whites and face a tougher time getting needed medical care, according to a new federal report.

Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the theory that girls born prematurely fare better than preemie boys in the first weeks of life.

Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the heart drug digoxin may increase the risk of premature death in patients with an irregular heartbeat and in those suffering from heart failure, German researchers report.

Experimental Drug Combo Shows Promise Against Hepatitis C

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have released yet another study finding impressive results for an experimental drug combo that aims to rid the body of infection with liver-damaging hepatitis C.

Women Hospitalized for Asthma More Often Than Men

TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report.

Health Highlights: May 5, 2015

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

Health Tip: Choose the Right Pillow for Better Slumber

(HealthDay News) -- Using the right pillow can help you sleep longer and feel more rested.

Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School

(HealthDay News) -- If you want your child to succeed in school, start at home with a solid foundation built on healthy habits.