Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. servicemen are more likely to have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma than their civilian counterparts, a large, new survey suggests.

 Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined.

 Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report.

 Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly checking the pulse of a stroke survivor may help prevent another stroke, researchers report.

 Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The timing of a girl's first menstrual period may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene variations, a new study suggests.

 Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab research on human cells suggests that one of the medications might stop the other from working properly.

 Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jealousy may not be the sole domain of humans, with new research showing dogs can get downright possessive when it comes to the love of their master.

 HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.

 Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Zydelig (idelalisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed forms of blood cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (FL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), the FDA said Wednesday in a news release.

 Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. teens are using synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) to boost their muscles and athletic ability, a new study finds.

 Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests.

 Health Highlights: July 23, 2014

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

 Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.

 Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

 Health Tip: Eating for Your Age

(HealthDay News) -- Eating the right foods can help you maintain health, energy and help you feel your best.