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June 17, 2013

Health Tip: If You Have Braces

(HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy is especially important when you have braces. That means avoiding sugary foods, which could lead to plaque build-up and tooth decay.

Health Tip: At Greater Risk for Obesity?

(HealthDay News) -- Overeating can be a sure ticket to gaining weight and eventually becoming obese.

Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk

SUNDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Eating breakfast every day may help overweight women reduce their risk of diabetes, a small new study suggests.

Gene Variants May Play Role in Obesity

MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies offer some solace to those who can't control their weight despite diet and exercise by providing more evidence that genetics may play a role in obesity.

Tobacco Laws for Minors May Cut Adult Smoking as Well

MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Strict controls on the sale of cigarettes to youth may also reduce adult smoking, a new study suggests.

Sibling Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety in Victims

MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Being picked on by your brother or sister may seem like a normal part of growing up, but for some kids the bullying may be a source of depression and anxiety, a new study suggests.

Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study

MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic children with autism are markedly less likely than children from white families to receive specialty care for complications tied to the disorder, a new study finds.

BPA Exposure Tied to Undescended Testicles in Boys

MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been linked to low levels of a key developmental hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles, according to an early new study.

Health Highlights: June 17, 2013

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

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