After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During his 10-year struggle with basal cell carcinoma, Henry Fiorentini emerged minus his right ear, and minus the hearing that goes with it.

Health Tip: What May Trigger Tension Headaches

(HealthDay News) -- While there is no definitive cause for tension headaches, there are things thought to trigger or worsen these painful episodes.

Health Tip: Be a Safe Patient

(HealthDay News) -- Being an educated patient means knowing what to do in the event that you're hospitalized.

Take Note: New Violins the Equal of a Famed Stradivarius

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Would you have the musical "ear" to distinguish the tones of a centuries-old Stradivarius violin from those of a new Italian violin?

Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who ate the most fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids were less likely to get benign breast disease, a new study suggests.

Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending a little time each week caring for grandkids may help older women stay mentally sharp, a new study finds.

Spring Cleaning Helps Stave Off Allergy Symptoms: Experts

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For allergy sufferers, spring cleaning does more than make their home look nice -- it can help prevent allergy symptoms.

Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginas into four teenage girls suffering from a rare birth defect, creating new organs with feel and function comparable to that of a "natural" vagina, a new study reports.

Health Highlights: April 11, 2014

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

Sebelius Stepping Down as HHS Secretary

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down from her position, after overseeing the troubled rollout of the contentious health reform law known as the Affordable Care Act that remains unpopular with some Americans and virtually all Republican lawmakers.