Health Tip: Seniors Need Preventive Care

(HealthDay News) -- It's important for seniors to see a doctor regularly to stay on top of any potential health issues.

Health Tip: Create a Healthier Salad

(HealthDay News) -- Salads can be a healthy meal, but not if you top your greens with unhealthy foods and drown them in fattening dressing.

Antidepressant Eases Menopause-Related Symptoms, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Estrogen therapy and the non-hormonal drug venlafaxine (Effexor) are nearly equally effective in reducing menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats, according to a new study.

U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report

WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More and more U.S. teens now fall short when it comes to cardiorespiratory fitness, a new government report shows.

Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?

WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study bolsters the concerns of some scientists that hazardous levels of fire retardants in furniture and other products may harm children before they are born.

Obesity Crisis Has Scaled Even the Himalayas

WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity rates in remote Himalayan mountain villages are five times higher than they were two decades ago, according to a new study that highlights the extent of the global obesity epidemic.

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Kids Slimmer

WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who eat a Mediterranean-style diet are less likely to be overweight or obese than other youngsters, a new study suggests.

1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care

TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five Medicare patients are victims of medical injuries that often aren't related to their underlying disease or condition, according to new research.

Health Highlights: May 28, 2014

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