What Comes First: Warm-Up or Stretching?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sports-medicine research has called into question the value of warm-ups and cool-downs, and cast doubt on whether they really prevent muscle soreness.

Can a Maple Leaf Help You Look Younger?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A maple leaf extract may help prevent wrinkles, scientists say.

Health Tip: Grapefruit May Interact With Medication

(HealthDay News) -- While grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C and potassium, it may interact with your medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Health Tip: Keep Your Bladder Healthier

(HealthDay News) -- Each day, adults pass about 1.5 quarts of urine through the bladder, the National Institute on Aging says.

New, Natural Pesticides Effective Against Mosquitoes: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of natural-based mosquito repellents appears to be effective, researchers report.

Most Parents Say Tsk, Tsk to Tattoos for Their Teens

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most American parents would forbid their teen from getting a tattoo due to concerns about possible infection and future job prospects, a nationwide survey finds.

Getting Kids Ready for the New School Year

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of things you can do to ensure your kids have a smooth start to the new school year.

2 in 5 Teens Text While Driving, Survey Shows

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of teen drivers in the United States say they text while driving, a new survey finds.

Vaping Can Damage DNA, But Will It Cause Cancer?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes produce chemicals that can damage a person's DNA, the first step on a path that might lead to cancer, a new study reports.

Stressed at Work? Open Office Plan Might Help

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe it's time to retire the office cubicle.

Doctors Not Talking About Newer Meningitis Vaccine

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. doctors aren't telling teenaged patients and their parents about a newer vaccine for potentially deadly bacterial meningitis infections, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Aug. 20, 2018

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

U.S. Political Climate Frightening for Teens: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Donald Trump's America might be harming the mental health of teens, especially minority teens, a new study suggests.

Good News, Bad News in U.S. Breastfeeding Report

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most new mothers in the United States start out breastfeeding, but many stop sooner than recommended, a new federal government report says.

Are More U.S. Women Using Pot to Ease Morning Sickness?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A substantial number of pregnant women may be turning to marijuana to ease morning sickness, a new study suggests.