Health Tip: Cutting Down on Fat

(HealthDay News) -- Cutting back on dietary fat can help you lose weight and improve your heart health.

Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat

(HealthDay News) -- Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes a severe sore throat, which can make swallowing and eating quite painful.

Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Boys are 14 percent more likely than girls to be born prematurely, and preterm boys have a greater risk of disability and death than preterm girls, new research finds.

Most Men With Breast Cancer Undergo Mastectomy, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer in men occurs only rarely. But among men who have breast cancer, mastectomy rather than breast-conserving surgery is by far the more common choice, new research shows.

Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond slimming the waistlines of morbidly obese patients, weight-loss surgery also may help reverse the aging process in some patients, turning back the clock on a key sign of decline in the body's cells, a small, early study suggests.

When, Where Did Dogs Become Man's Best Friend?

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs are practically part of many human families, but it wasn't always that way.

No Connection Seen Between Dementia, Common Eye Disease

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- No link seems to exist between the common eye condition known as age-related macular degeneration and either dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a large new study shows.

Health Highlights: Nov. 15, 2013

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

Implanted Device Approved to Decrease Seizures

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A device implanted within the skull to help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.