Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many black women put concerns about their hair above their health, according to new research.

 Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

THURDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A home-packed lunch isn't necessarily healthier than school cafeteria fare, a new study suggests.

 Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress at work may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if you work in the service industry or have a blue-collar job, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

 Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Transplant surgeons often feel emotionally drained and overextended, which are red flags for burnout, a new study suggests.

 Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Striverdi Respimat (olodaterol) inhalation spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the agency said Thursday in a news release.

 1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight kids don't see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report.

 CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With the World Health Organization reporting that the death toll in the West African Ebola outbreak has risen to 729, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel warning for the region.

 Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers with special needs benefit from going to school with children who have strong language skills, according to a new study.

 There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of survival.

 J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market.

 Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulties in civilian life, rather than war experiences, are a source of drinking problems among U.S. National Guard soldiers back at home, a new study suggests.

 Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The virus that causes cold sores -- herpes simplex type 1 -- remains active even in the absence of symptoms, according to a new study.

 Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens never outgrow their "growing pains," according to new research.

 No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why.

 Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor's office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44.

 Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.

 Health Highlights: July 31, 2014

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

 Health Tip: If You Get Lost on a Hiking Trail

(HealthDay News) -- If you're enjoying the great outdoors on a hike, it's important to know what to do if you are lost.

 Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Summer Camp

(HealthDay News) -- Summer camp can be a great experience for kids, but parents should make sure their children will be safe.