Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

 Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Youth suicide is a major problem in the United States, but being alert to the warning signs can help avert tragedy, experts say.

 Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report.

 First Part of Ejaculate May Be Primed for Conception

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The initial portion of ejaculate is most likely to lead to conception, a small new study suggests.

 'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

 Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Remembering to take your high blood pressure pills every day can be a burden, especially if you're juggling a list of other prescriptions.

 Even Slightly Overactive Thyroid Linked to Higher Fracture Risk

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who only have a mildly overactive thyroid gland face an elevated risk for fractures in the hips or spinal area, a new review suggests.

 Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests.

 Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers working with rodents say they've pinpointed a potential target for drugs to fight Ebola.

 Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite hints from prior research that soy supplements might help asthma patients breathe easier, a major new study finds the nutrient has no beneficial effect on lung function.

 Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports.

 Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the percentage of hospitals that send breast-feeding mothers home with formula packs has fallen dramatically during the last several years, about one-third of U.S. hospitals still do so, newly released data shows.

 U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A man who returned to the United States after traveling to Liberia in West Africa has died of Lassa fever, federal health officials reported.

 Do People Transmit Happiness by Smell?

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As emotions go, happiness usually hides in plain sight: seen in a broad smile, heard in a raucous laugh, felt in a big hug.

 Health Highlights: May 26, 2015

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

 Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Motion Sickness

(HealthDay News) -- The dizzy, nauseous and uncomfortable sensations of motion sickness can make travel unbearable.

 Health Tip: Be Safe Around Lawn Mowers

(HealthDay News) -- Thousands of adults and children are hurt each year from lawn mower-related accidents.