Health Tip: Install Smoke Detectors at Home

(HealthDay News) -- Installing smoke detectors and properly maintaining them can protect your family in the event of a fire.

Health Tip: Why Your Body Needs Fat

(HealthDay News) -- While many people try to avoid fats in an effort to lose weight, certain fats are healthy and necessary.

Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A stay in an intensive care unit can lead to muscle weakness that continues to cause significant physical limitations for up to two years later, according to a new study.

DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new DNA test can identify prostate cancer patients at high risk for a return of their cancer, researchers say.

Complication Rate After Adult Tonsillectomy Higher Than Thought

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent of adults who get their tonsils removed develop complications, a new study shows.

Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over a lifetime, direct medical costs for an obese 10-year-old will be nearly $20,000 higher than those of slimmer peers, according to new research.

Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can't be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says.

Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to obese fathers, but not obese mothers, may have a slightly higher risk of autism than kids with thinner dads, a large new study suggests.

Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating beans, lentils and other legumes may help you cut down on LDL "bad" cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease, a new review suggests.

Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease

SUNDAY, April 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early trial, an experimental breast cancer drug stopped disease growth and shrank tumors by more than 30 percent in some patients.

Having Kids Walk to School Comes With Risks, Benefits

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents are understandably worried about letting their kids walk or bike to school.