Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing special video glasses while undergoing certain types of outpatient procedures may help reduce patients' anxiety, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Enjoying Warm Weather Fitness

(HealthDay News) -- When the snow finally begins to melt and the weather starts turning warmer, the improving forecast offers great motivation to get moving.

Health Tip: Understanding Eye Allergies

(HealthDay News) -- Red, itchy, teary or burning eyes can signal allergies, a condition that affects millions.

Blindness Rates Dropping Worldwide, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Global rates of blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals.

Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who gain too much weight in the year after they give birth are at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, researchers warn.

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cells of patients with bipolar disorder act differently than those of people without the mental illness, according to scientists who conducted a stem cell study of the condition.

Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who spank unruly children may not know it, but they are participating in a vicious cycle that will lead to both more spankings and more misbehavior in coming years, a new study suggests.

Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get too little sleep tend to eat more and are at increased risk for obesity, a new study indicates.

Millions Underinsured in 2012, Reforms Well-Targeted, Report Says

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 32 million Americans had inferior health insurance coverage in 2012, putting them at risk of skimping on needed health care or piling up medical debt, a new report finds.

Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide: Study

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain causes more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide, according to new research, and nearly one in 10 people across the globe suffers from an aching lower back.

Health Highlights: March 25, 2014

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