Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.

 Medical Groups Issue Guidelines for Treating First Seizure

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 people worldwide will have a seizure in his or her lifetime, experts say. Now, two medical groups have issued a new guideline on how to treat them.

 Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are about 50 percent more likely to quit smoking two years after their diagnosis than smokers without cancer, a new study found.

 Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

 Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds.

 Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk.

 Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says.

 FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Counterfeit Botox may have been distributed to doctors' offices and medical clinics across the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

 Pets Can Spread Infections to People: Review

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pets can transfer infections to humans, especially young children, seniors, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems, experts report.

 'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Narcotic painkillers that have features that make them hard to abuse may be linked to a drop in both the number of prescriptions and overdoses of these drugs, a new study finds.

 Health Highlights: April 20, 2015

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

 U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictions.

 Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have trouble swallowing needed pills aren't out of luck, according to a new study. At least five different strategies may help them swallow pills and capsules more easily, researchers found.

 Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that supercharge the body's immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials.

 Health Tip: Prevent Toenail Fungus

(HealthDay News) -- Fungi are everywhere, and can easily sneak beneath your toenails and cause an unpleasant infection.

 Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics appear to be overused in many neonatal intensive care units, new research suggests.

 Health Tip: Live Healthier to Help Prevent Osteoporosis

(HealthDay News) -- A healthier lifestyle can help ward off osteoporosis, a disease that causes brittle, thin and weak bones.