Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens May Be Gaining Advocates

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may be gaining traction as a viable treatment for obese teenagers, particularly those who are beginning to show the detrimental health effects of morbid obesity.

Health Tip: When a Working Mother Breast-Feeds

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping up the supply of breast milk can be a big challenge new mothers who return to work.

Health Tip: Keeping Diabetes Under Control

(HealthDay News) -- Whether you need to lose weight, gain weight or stay where you are, if you're diabetic, eating the right food can help you manage the disease.

Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Bone Decay

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A common prostate cancer treatment called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with bone decay, according to a new study.

Disabled Still Get Cool Reception in U.S. Workplace

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- While many American companies say that hiring people with disabilities is important, few of them actually hire these job seekers or take steps to provide a welcoming work environment, a new survey finds.

New Tool Shows Promise for Early Lung Cancer Screening

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new diagnostic tool that looks for signs of early stage lung cancer in the lining of the cheek show some promise in preliminary research.

For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A series of suicides involving bullied gay teens has shocked much of America this past month.

Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Bedtime May Boost Effectiveness

THURSDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Taking blood-pressure pills at night, rather than in the morning, may better control hypertension and significantly reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, new research suggests.

Many Orthopedic Surgery Patients Low on Vitamin D

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery have vitamin D deficiency, which can impair their recovery, researchers say.

Women Sweat Less Readily Than Men

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Men sweat more easily during exercise than women, a new study finds.

Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A low vitality score at birth is strongly associated with a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy, a disorder involving muscle impairment and body movement that appears during the first few years of life, a new study indicates.

Obesity Among U.S. Workers Has Hefty Price Tag: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Obese workers cost U.S. employers $73.1 billion, a new study has found.

Language Barrier Hurts Diabetics, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic diabetes patients who can't discuss their condition with a doctor in their own language have poorer health, even when interpreter services are available, a new study has found.

3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that exposure to three or more X-rays in childhood may double the odds that a child will develop a form of leukemia, although the overall risk remains small.

Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2010

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

Clinical Trials Update: Oct. 8, 2010

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of CenterWatch:

Weight-Loss Drug Meridia Pulled From U.S. Market

FRIDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The obesity drug Meridia has been withdrawn from the U.S. market because of an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, federal health officials said Friday.