Brain Scans Spot Possible Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seeking better insight into chronic fatigue syndrome, a new brain scan investigation has pinpointed what could be the first evidence of a connection between nerve cell inflammation and the onset of this debilitating and somewhat mysterious illness, researchers say.

Health Tip: Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol

(HealthDay News) -- It's not easy to discuss the dangers of drinking with your children, but it's a conversation that must take place.

Health Tip: Batteries May Be Dangerous for Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Batteries may look tempting to young children, and are hazardous if swallowed.

For Newly Insured Under Obamacare, a Steep Learning Curve

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sheri Samotin, a California-based patient advocate, knows the ins and outs of health insurance, including how to find a participating physician.

Helmets Not Helpful for Babies With 'Flat Head' Syndrome: Study

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some babies develop a flat area on their head from lying in the same position for long periods of time, but special helmets are ineffective in treating the condition, a new study finds.

Does Higher-Priced Food Taste Better?

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While paying more for a meal is worse for your wallet, it might actually make the food taste better, according to a new study.

Trampolines Linked to More Than 1 Million ER Visits Over a Decade

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People injured in trampoline accidents made more than 1 million visits to U.S. hospital emergency rooms over 10 years, at a cost of more than $1 billion, a new study shows.

Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Survey

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one-quarter of American children aged 2 to 5 spend three or more hours a day in front of the television, computer or other media devices, which is well above limits recommended by experts, according to a new study.

With Kids In Car, Parents Still Likely to Use Cellphones

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents driving with their children in the car are just as likely to use cellphones as other drivers, a new study finds.

News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic newspaper accounts of a teenager's suicide may play a role in copy-cat cases, a new study suggests.

Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized: Study

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with a newly identified subtype of Alzheimer's disease are misdiagnosed and don't receive proper treatment, researchers report.

Many Ivy League Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades: Study

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one in five Ivy League college students acknowledge they've used stimulants to perform better in school even though they haven't been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study shows.

Health Highlights: May 2, 2014

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