Top-Ranked Golfer Beats Scoliosis

FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- As a world-class golfer, Stacy Lewis' accomplishments are remarkable. But it was a physical challenge in her childhood that defined her ascent to the top of her sport.

High Cadmium Levels May Raise Risk for Dying From Liver Disease: Study

FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- People with high levels of cadmium in their urine are much more likely to die of liver disease than those with lower levels, a new study finds.

Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says

FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income, minority parents have more realistic views about their teens' sexual activity and are more open to vaccinating their daughters against the cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), a small new study contends.

Sharp Rise in ICU Admissions From U.S. Emergency Rooms

FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. patients admitted to hospitals' intensive care units after spending time in an emergency room has increased by nearly 50 percent, according to new research.

Health Tip: Pondering Allergy Shots?

(HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots, also called immunotherapy, can help allergy sufferers control symptoms and find relief.

Health Tip: Pack the Right Equipment for Running Trails

(HealthDay News) -- Running, walking or hiking trails can be a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise.

Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women

FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three out of four pregnant women experience bowel problems such as constipation and diarrhea, but these issues don't significantly affect their quality of life, a new study finds.

How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again

THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat at fast-food restaurants are consuming significantly more calories than they realize -- and teens are the worst offenders, a new study found.

Could Statins Raise Diabetes Risk?

THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Certain statins -- the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs -- may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Storm Chasers: Born to Be Wild?

FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- We've all seen them: the surfers who race to the beach when a hurricane hits, the guy who decides to ride out the storm in his overmatched boat, the tornado chasers who fearlessly steer their cars alongside a scary-looking funnel cloud.

Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five parents think they have little control over whether their teens take up smoking, drinking or illicit drug use, a new U.S. government survey finds.

Many Medical Students Have Anti-Fat Bias, Study Finds

FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Two out of five medical students have an unconscious bias against obese people, a new study found.

Health Highlights: May 24, 2013

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