Staying Healthy Between MD Visits

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wellness exams are important for monitoring your health and detecting any problems early on. But there are also self-care steps to take to protect yourself the other 364 days of the year.

Health Tip: Cope With Hearing Difficulties at Work

(HealthDay News) -- A hearing problem can make it difficult to be productive at work.

Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Color Additives

(HealthDay News) -- Cosmetics and personal care products may contain color additives that could harm your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Aging Brains Gain More From Exercise With Good Hydration

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say.

How a False Alarm Affects Future Cancer Screenings

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer scare could increase the chances that you'll be diligent about recommended screenings in the future, a new study finds.

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young Kids

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Following an enormous jump in children's exposures to toxic liquid nicotine from electronic cigarettes, the rate dropped in just one year, new research reveals.

Too Much Drinking May Be Tied to PMS: Study

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- How much a woman indulges in alcohol may have ties to her premenstrual syndrome symptoms, a new global research review suggests.

Positioning During Cancer Radiation May Be Key to Heart Risks

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have lung or throat cancer, exactly how you are positioned during your radiation treatments may alter your chances of beating the disease.

Don't Wait to Take MS Drugs

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most multiple sclerosis patients shouldn't wait to start taking medication in the early stages of the disease, new guidelines say.

Breakfast Fans Gain Less Weight Over Time

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds.

Could Vaping Lead Teens to Pot Smoking?

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to try marijuana in the future, especially if they start vaping at a younger age, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: April 23, 2018

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

CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of an E. coli outbreak that has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick, Americans are now being warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they might have bought in a grocery store.

Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Weight Gain in Kids?

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that even moderate amounts of caffeine consumed by a mom-to-be might affect her child's weight years later.

Electric Cars Don't Jolt Implanted Heart Devices: Study

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who have implanted devices to keep their hearts running smoothly can safely drive an electric car if they wish to do so, new research confirms.

Extreme Exercisers May Have Higher Odds for ALS

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fitness buffs who push themselves to the limit during workouts might slightly increase their risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests.

Injured U.S. Vet Receives World's First Penis/Scrotum Transplant

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The world's first total penis and scrotum transplant was performed about a month ago on a U.S. veteran who was injured in Afghanistan, doctors say.