Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch "contagious yawning" than those with higher levels of empathy, a new study suggests.

 Exercise Appears Safe, Helpful for Pulmonary Hypertension

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can be beneficial and safe for people with pulmonary hypertension, researchers report.

 Zaps From Electric Device May Prevent Motion Sickness

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Motion sickness is a miserable experience, with sufferers having nausea, dizziness and cold sweats from the rocking of a boat, the swaying of a car or the swooping of a roller coaster.

 Go Ahead and Cry, You'll Feel Better

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A good cry really can help you feel better, a new study says.

 Antipsychotic Drugs Will Become More Affordable, Study Predicts

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patent expirations on several leading antipsychotic drugs could save Medicaid billions of dollars a year as the medications become available in cheaper generic versions, a new study finds.

 Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are getting smarter, but their mental health and physical fitness levels are falling, new research from Germany suggests.

 People Perceive Tall Men in 30s as Most Dominant

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Like beauty, dominance seems to be in the eye of the beholder, with new research suggesting that taller men in their mid-30s with masculine features are seen as highly dominant.

 Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with Parkinson's disease have memory problems, researchers report.

 Health Highlights: Sept. 4, 2015

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

 Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The repetitive and restrictive behaviors common in autism aren't seen as often in girls as they are in boys with the disorder, a new study says.

 She Had Leukemia 7,000 Years Ago

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Life in Europe's Neolithic Age, more than 7,000 years ago, was never easy. But an examination of the remains of a woman from the period suggests she battled a foe still prevalent today -- leukemia.

 Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Hypothyroidism

(HealthDay News) -- When the thyroid doesn't produce enough hormone, your metabolism slows, which may lead to dangerous side effects.

 Health Tip: Weigh Yourself Regularly

(HealthDay News) -- Self-monitoring is an important part of losing and maintaining a healthy weight. Weighing yourself regularly can help you stay on track.


 More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that weight-loss surgery might help people rid themselves of type 2 diabetes, and a new study finds that the effect might be long-lasting.