Health Tip: Can I Take an NSAID?
(HealthDay News) -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are common pain-relieving medications that often are available over-the-counter.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Obesity
(HealthDay News) -- Almost 18 percent of children and adolescents in the United States are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number has almost tripled since 1980.
Cancer Survivors in Rural Areas Often Skip Care Due to Costs: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older cancer survivors in rural areas are more likely than those in urban areas to forgo medical and dental care because they can't afford it, a new study finds.
Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk
FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who walk every day may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. And those who exercise vigorously may get even more protection, according to new research.
Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The large amount of money that Medicare spends on PSA screening for prostate cancer provides little benefit for older men, according to a new study.
Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells
THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say their new discovery of how herpes viruses infect human cells may lead to the development of new medicines to combat herpes and other viral infections.
Friend or Lover? Your Voice May Give You Away
FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Your voice can reveal whether the person you're talking to is a lover or a friend, a new study suggests.
Junk Food Makers Target Kids With Free Online Games, Study Says
FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Free online games promoting food products tend to emphasize high-fat or sugary products, according to researchers who looked at 143 websites marketing foods to children through the interactive games, known as "advergames."
Health Highlights: Oct. 4, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: