Health Tip: Donating Blood

(HealthDay News) -- Typically, you must be at least 17 years old and meet a few health criteria to donate blood. If you're able, it's a great way to help save lives.

 Health Tip: Planning Makes Healthy Eating Simpler

(HealthDay News) -- Making healthy food choices requires some planning to avoid spontaneous choices -- which may not be so healthy.

 Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more teens see alcohol brands on TV shows, the greater the chances they'll choose those brands, a new study finds.

 Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Small children riding in taxis often aren't in a car safety seat, putting them at risk for injury and death in an accident, U.S. researchers warn.

 Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of gay fathers are as well-adjusted as kids of heterosexual parents, a new survey finds.

 More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a sharp increase in the number of U.S. children who have been hospitalized with fireworks-related burns since sales restrictions on fireworks have been eased, a new study finds.

 Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of face-to-face taunting and cyberbullying may greatly increase the risk that victims will become bullies themselves, a new study suggests.

 Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says.

 'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Discovering that a child with autism has wandered away from the safety of home would be a terrifying moment for any parent.

 Obamacare Buyers Could Have Fewer Choices in 2017

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With the nation's largest health insurer exiting all but a few Affordable Care Act exchanges next year, some Americans may be left with fewer choices and some might see higher monthly premiums.

 More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report.

 Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (Healthday News) -- For some kids, playgrounds aren't all fun and games. Playground-related brain injuries have risen significantly in the United States over the last decade, health officials say.

 Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues?

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of psychotherapy might help cancer survivors deal with the long-term thinking problems some experience after chemotherapy, researchers say.

 Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in an area of New York state that uses aerial pesticides to control mosquitoes have a higher rate of autism than children in neighboring areas, a new study finds.

 Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting

MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you're not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

 Health Highlights: May 2, 2016

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