Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day

FRIDAY, Oct. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Have you ever gotten a prescription for pills that you didn't finish? Those unused medications can pose a public health risk if they're not disposed of properly.

1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey

SUNDAY, Oct. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hunger is a surprisingly common problem among U.S. college students, a new report suggests.

11 Ways to Stay Safe When Doing Risky Tree Work

SATURDAY, Oct. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Trimming branches or removing dead trees is risky business if proper safety precautions are ignored, a U.S. agency warns.

Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strenuous exercise during pregnancy doesn't appear to increase the risk of most pregnancy complications for mom or baby, a new report from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says.

High-Protein Diets May Not Help Fend Off Diabetes: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While many believe that a high-protein diet can help with weight loss, a new study finds it might actually prevent an important health benefit that comes with slimming down.

Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice

TUESDAY, Oct. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Traditional multivitamins are falling out of favor among Americans, while supplements such as vitamin D, fish oil and probiotics are gaining ground, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2016

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

Health Tip: Watching Portions and Your Wallet

(HealthDay News) -- You don't have to scrimp on nutritious foods to eat well on a budget.

Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy Around Classroom Pets

(HealthDay News) -- Classroom pets provide great learning opportunities for children, but they also bring germs to the classroom.

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises red flags about the use of ventilators among dementia patients in intensive care units.