Health Tip: Practice Good Seat Belt Habits

(HealthDay News) -- Wearing a seat belt can save your life in the event of a crash. Parents can help protect kids by making sure they follow good seat belt habits.

Health Tip: Exercise to Help Ease Stress

(HealthDay News) -- One of the many great reasons to get regular exercise is that it helps keep stress under control.

Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?

THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- When preschoolers have trouble staying still or paying attention, a combination of parent, teacher and clinician observations helps most in predicting the child's risk of having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at a later age, a new study indicates.

Usual 'Hot Flash' Therapies Don't Help Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Treatments that ease hot flashes in menopausal women are not effective against hot flashes in men undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer, a new study finds.

New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Early Promise

THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that lowers LDL "bad" cholesterol by helping sweep it from the bloodstream appears to be both safe and effective in its first human trial.

Persuasive Power of Eye Contact May Be a Myth, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the common belief that making eye contact when trying to bring someone around to your point of view can help your cause.

Poo in a Pill to Treat Gut Infection?

THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have found a more palatable way to deliver a decidedly unappealing treatment that can cure a potentially deadly intestinal infection.

Health Highlights: Oct. 3, 2013

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