Health Tip: Recovering From Appendectomy

(HealthDay News) -- Appendectomy is often required to remove an inflamed or infected appendix. Taking time to recover properly can help you get on your feet faster.

Health Tip: Is Diverticular Disease Causing Problems?

(HealthDay News) -- Diverticular disease, which includes diverticulosis and diverticulitis, occurs when inflamed pouches form from bulging weak spots in the intestines.

Obese Women Just As Likely to Have Success Using IVF With Donor Eggs

MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women are as likely as normal-weight women to get pregnant when using donor eggs during in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study.

Taking the Sting Out of Insect-Bite Allergies

MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Insect-sting allergies are on the rise, with 5 percent of Americans now affected, according to a new report.

Antioxidant Supplements Don't Help Women Get Pregnant: Review

MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- For women who are trying to get pregnant, there is no evidence that taking antioxidant supplements will improve their chances, a new review shows.

If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up

MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Teens of a parent who smoked -- even if the mother or father quit before the teen was born -- are more likely to smoke than those whose parents are nonsmokers, a new study finds.

Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds

MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children who regularly have sugary drinks tend to pack on more pounds than other youngsters, a large study of U.S. children suggests.

Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks

MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A large new study of Danish women has tied a mother's asthma during pregnancy to a higher risk for developing a wide range of childhood diseases among her offspring.

Stomach Bug Outbreak Source in Two States Traced to Mexican Farm

MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The source of a widespread stomach bug outbreak has been traced in at least two states to a Mexican farm that supplied salad mix to Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, U.S. health officials report.

Health Highlights: Aug. 5, 2013

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