Health Tip: Lower Your Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure increases a person's risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

Health Tip: Understanding Heel Pain

(HealthDay News) -- When your heel starts to hurt, even walking can be difficult and incredibly painful.

Tackling Diet, Exercise Together Produces Best Results: Study

MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to get healthy, tackling both diet and exercise is better than trying to improve one lifestyle habit at a time, new research suggests.

Scientists Spot Cancer Metabolism Changes

SUNDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of potential targets for new cancer drugs that could starve tumors have been identified by scientists who analyzed gene expression data from 22 types of malignancies.

Kids More Likely to Pick Up Warts at Home, Not Public Spaces

MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to conventional wisdom, a new Dutch study has found that the most likely way children get infected with the virus that causes warts is from close contact with family members or classmates, rather than from public places such as pools or communal showers.

Insurance Loss Hampers Young People With Asthma

MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of health insurance is the main reason asthma care for young people deteriorates after age 18, according to a new study.

Green Spaces Boost City Dwellers' Well-Being

MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Parks and urban gardens may do more than just get city dwellers back to nature -- a new British study suggests there's also a large benefit to their overall well-being.

Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects

MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- As if parents didn't have enough to worry about, it seems a growing number of kids are taking the "Cinnamon Challenge" -- a stunt that has landed some in the ER, pediatricians warn.

'Clean Your Plate' Orders From Parents May Backfire for Kids

MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Although you might think being a member of the "clean plate club" is something that stops when a child is young, new research suggests that up to two-thirds of parents still encourage teenagers to finish all the food on their plates, even if the teen is overweight.

Health Highlights: April 22, 2013

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

Using Marijuana to Treat Pain? A Pill May Outlast a Puff

MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- A pill may work as well as a puff when it comes to using marijuana to treat pain, according to a small but carefully controlled new study. Pain relief from pills may last longer, however, and may not leave people feeling as high as they do after they smoke the drug.