Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Smoking

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to educate children and teens about the dangers of smoking to help prevent them from picking up the deadly habit.

Health Tip: When Varicose Veins Are a Problem

(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins often found on the thighs, calves or inside the leg that can cause significant pain when standing or walking. They are rarely serious but sometimes warrant evaluation by a doctor.

Let Babies 'Cry It Out,' Study Suggests

MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies who wake up during the night should be allowed to self-soothe and fall back to sleep on their own, researchers say.

Moms May Use TV to Calm Fussy Infants: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many babies spend almost three hours in front of the TV each day, a new study finds, especially if their mothers are obese and TV addicts themselves, or if the babies are fussy or active.

Mental Health of Dads-to-Be May Influence Toddler's Behavior

MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Plenty of research has linked a mother's mental health during and after pregnancy with her child's well-being. Now, a new study suggests that an expectant father's psychological distress might influence his toddler's emotional and behavioral development.

Menopause Can Bring Lapses in Memory, Thinking, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women going through menopause sometimes feel they are off their mental game, forgetting phone numbers and passwords, or struggling to find a particular word. It can be frustrating, disconcerting and worrisome, but a small new study helps to explain the struggle.

Hillary Clinton Returns to Work

MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned to work Monday, following treatment for a blood clot in her head.

Health Highlights: Jan. 7, 2013

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