Health Tip: Protect Your Kidneys

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your kidneys healthy is extremely important, particularly if you have a chronic disease such as diabetes.

Health Tip: Eat Healthier at the Airport

(HealthDay News) -- Don't let junk food tempt you when you're at the airport waiting to board your flight.

For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term unions tend to stay happy if the husband has an agreeable personality and is in good health, according to a new study.

Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood cancer are more likely to develop serious health problems than their siblings, a new study finds.

Cardiac Arrest During Childbirth More Common Than Thought: Study

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac arrest in women during childbirth is rare, but it may be twice as common as previously believed, a new study suggests.

ERs Dispensing More Narcotic Painkillers: Study

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More and more Americans are being prescribed powerful narcotic drugs when they visit the emergency department for problems such as low back pain or a pounding headache, a new study finds.

Chronically Ill Americans May Skip Meds to Afford Food

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many chronically ill Americans take less of their medicines than they should or skip them entirely so they can afford to eat, a new study reveals.

Could 'Nasal Filter' Device Help Ease Allergies?

THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new device that you wear in your nose -- about the size of a contact lens and works like a miniature air filter for a furnace -- might help filter out pollen and other allergens and keep them out of your sinuses.

Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born prematurely are at risk for life-threatening bloodstream infections called sepsis beginning 72 hours after they are born, according to a new study.

Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's been 20 years since Congress required that research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) include minorities, but non-whites still account for less than 5 percent of clinical trial participants, according to a new report.

How You Parent Is Partly Genetic, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a major role in parenting styles, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: March 21, 2014

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