What's Your Savings Personality?

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can your personality determine how good you are with money?

Health Tip: Keep Your Home's Air Quality Safer

(HealthDay News) -- Indoor air may actually harbor more hazardous pollutants than outdoor air, the National Safety Council says.

Health Tip: Manage Symptoms of Anemia

(HealthDay News) -- If you have anemia, you are more likely than others to feel tired, short of breath, lightheaded or dizzy, and have pale skin.

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Broken Hips in Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may raise the risk for hip fractures among dialysis patients by nearly 20 percent, a new study suggests.

Newer Birth Control Pills Tied to Lower Odds for Ovarian Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay -- News) -- There's long been a connection between birth control pills and a reduced risk of ovarian cancer. Now, new research suggests that's true for the latest form of the drug, as well.

Beware the Vampire Bat, and Not for the Reason You Think

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If the thought of vampire bats sucking your blood for their meals isn't enough to scare you, new research shows they also carry dangerous bacteria that can cause a potentially deadly infection of the heart's inner lining and valves.

Fast Foods' Healthier Options Might Not Help Kids Eat Better

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Promises of healthier kids' meals have drawn increasing numbers of families back to fast food restaurants, but most kids are still being served unhealthy options, a new survey finds.

Many Drivers Rely Too Much on New Car Safety Features

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New cars are now coming out with high-tech safety features designed to prevent crashes. But if you don't know how they work you could be inviting an accident, new research suggests.

Can Too Much Screen Time Dumb Down Your Kid?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're worried that too much "screen time" could be sapping your child's intelligence, new research suggests you might be right.

Will a Defibrillator 'Vest' Protect Recent Heart Attack Patients?

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wearable defibrillators do not lower the chances of dying from sudden cardiac arrest among high-risk patients who've just had a heart attack, a new investigation concludes.

Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2018

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

NIH Eyes $54 Million to Map Trillions of Human Cells

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health hopes to spend $54 million over the next four years to map the trillions of cells that compose the adult human body.

Study Supports Oxygen Therapy for Sudden Hearing Loss

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses and blood flow issues can, in rare cases, trigger sudden and profound hearing loss. Now, South Korean research supports the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatments to restore hearing in these patients.

With 80,000 Flu Deaths Last Season, Experts Urge Vaccination

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Influenza killed an estimated 80,000 Americans during last winter's flu season, making it the deadliest season in more than four decades, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.