Recycled Wastewater Safe for Crop Irrigation, Study Says

MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Recycled sewage water can safely be used for crop irrigation, according to new research.

Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

SUNDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- People with low levels of a certain protein are at greatest risk for sudden cardiac death that occurs in the morning, a new study contends.

Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Hot Tub

(HealthDay News) -- A hot tub offers the chance to kick back, relax and soak up some soothing warm bubbles.

Health Tip: Maintain Your Balance

(HealthDay News) -- Maintaining your balance means less risk of falling -- an important goal for seniors.

E-Cigarettes May Equal Nicotine Patches for Smoking Cessation

SATURDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes and nicotine patches are equally effective at helping smokers quit, according to findings from what's thought to be the first clinical trial to compare the two methods.

Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New breast cancer research reveals a significant death rate among women under 50 who forgo regular mammograms and casts doubt on recent screening guidelines from a U.S. panel of experts.

For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Eating Disorders

MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children and teens who lose weight are in danger of developing eating disorders -- including anorexia and bulimia -- and a new study highlights how this can happen.

Adopted Teens More Likely to Attempt Suicide, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who were adopted may be at greater risk of a suicide attempt than kids raised by their biological parents, a new study suggests.

Bedbugs' Genes May Protect Them From Insecticides

MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs -- tiny, flat parasites that hide where people sleep -- are notoriously tough to kill, but scientists say they think they've uncovered new clues about why these bloodsuckers are so hardy.

'Tips From Smokers' Campaign Beat Expectations

MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A hard-hitting national smoking-cessation campaign -- the first ever to be federally funded -- proved very successful, essentially tripling the number of smokers that officials hoped would be inspired to quit, according to a new study.

Genetic Syndrome May Have Links to Parkinson's Disease

MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic deletion may be linked to some cases of early onset Parkinson's disease, researchers say.

Health Highlights: Sept. 9, 2013

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