Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women who apply prescription steroid creams such as cortisone to ease a medical issue during pregnancy should not worry that the medication will affect their baby, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Obesity

(HealthDay News) -- Obesity is dangerous for any person, even for children.

Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A typical salon manicure involves drying freshly painted nails under a lamp that emits ultraviolet-A (UV-A) rays -- a spectrum of light long linked to skin cancers.

Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most physicians believe that doctors order too many medical tests, yet half admit to doing so themselves in response to a pushy patient, a new survey shows.

Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a beer a few times a week might help women avoid painful rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests.

Screening May Help Boost Liver Cancer Survival Rates

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Increased screening for liver tumors in people with cirrhosis -- scarring of the liver -- could help boost liver cancer survival rates, according to researchers.

E-Cigarette Vapor Contains Potentially Harmful Particles: Review

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as they initially seemed. New research suggests that e-cigarette vapor produces tiny particles that users suck deep into their lungs, potentially causing or worsening respiratory diseases.

Health Highlights: May 7, 2014

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

Insurers: Sizeable Majority Has Paid Obamacare Premiums

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A significant majority of Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act have completed the final step of enrollment by paying their first month's premium, insurers will tell a Congressional committee on Wednesday.