Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?

FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every day, millions of people with diabetes -- both type 1 and type 2 -- rely on the results they get from their blood glucose meters to guide their treatment decisions. But, what if those test results were wrong?

Some Helpful Hints When Monitoring Blood Sugar

FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who needs to monitor their blood sugar can take some simple steps to improve their test results. These include:

Health Tip: Grinding Teeth During Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Grinding of the teeth during sleep -- medically called bruxism -- is a common problem, especially among children.

Health Tip: Baking With Less Sugar

Your baked goods can be sweet delights without the need to add tons of sugar.

Younger Skin Cancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Other Cancers

FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had nonmelanoma skin cancer are at increased risk for melanoma and other types of cancers, and this link is especially strong among young people, a large, new study contends.

Daylight Saving Time's Arrival May Disrupt Your Sleep

FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may surface for some after clocks move forward an hour Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time because many people have difficulty changing their body clocks, a sleep expert says.

For Young Couples, Violence Can Harm Both Sides

FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults involved in relationship violence are more likely to suffer depression, a new study indicates.

Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wherever you live in the United States, allergy rates are mostly the same, but young children in southern states are more likely to suffer allergies than their peers in other places.

Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems

FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Younger siblings of children with autism may show signs of abnormal development or behavior as early as 1 year of age, according to a new study.

Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives

FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are writing more prescriptions for sedatives than ever before, and the frequent use of these powerful drugs in combination with narcotic painkillers may be causing medication-related deaths, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: March 7, 2014

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