Turn Chores Into a Fitness Routine

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is the "e" word -- exercise-- a downer for you?

Health Tip: Relieve Your Blister, Corn or Callus

(HealthDay News) -- Blisters, corns and calluses have at least one thing in common: they're triggered by the friction of two surfaces rubbing against each other.

Health Tip: Recognize Early Signs of Autism

(HealthDay News) -- Autism may be detected at an early age by paying attention to your baby's social and language skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Gene Twist Can Make Your Blood Pressure Spike From Salt

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research sheds light on why some people's blood pressure is especially sensitive to salt.

Add Muscle Weakness as Another Cost of Type 1 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor muscle health may be a complication of type 1 diabetes, even in young people who get plenty of exercise.

Americans Toss Out Tons of Fruits and Veggies

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans may be trying to eat healthy, but they're throwing away mountains of produce in the process, a new study suggests.

Could Banned Chemicals Be Lurking in Your Kitchen?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Toxic chemicals that have been banned for nearly four decades may be hiding in kitchens across the United States, new research suggests.

Does Pot Really Dull a Teen's Brain?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot-smoking teens may not be dooming themselves to a destiny of dim-wittedness, a new review suggests.

More Than 40% of Americans Breathe Dirty Air: Report

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than two of every five Americans reside in counties with unhealthy levels of smog and air pollution, thanks largely to the effect of global warming, health researchers report.

Marriage Means 'I Do' for Skin Cancer Detection

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A walk down the aisle may be a healthy step to better skin cancer detection.

Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever had a mild concussion, your risk of developing Parkinson's disease goes up by 56 percent, a new study of more than 300,000 U.S. veterans suggests.

Health Highlights: April 18, 2018

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

What's the Best Way to Track Your Blood Pressure?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Blood pressure readings taken with a portable monitor may be a much better gauge of your prognosis than readings at the doctor's office, new research suggests.

Many Teens Don't Know Juul Contains Addictive Nicotine

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many young Americans don't realize that the wildly popular Juul electronic cigarettes contain highly addictive nicotine, putting them at risk for future cigarette use, a new study shows.

Gene Therapy May Be Cure for Some With Rare Blood Disorder

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wanda Sihanath didn't like the fact that her inherited blood disorder would not allow her to travel far from Chicago to attend college, but what could she do?

'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Paralyzed by Spinal Infection

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Reality TV star Abby Lee Miller nearly died after she developed a spinal infection that left her paralyzed from the neck down, Peoplemagazine reports.

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday.