Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer

FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation could help improve mood, sleep and quality of life in teens with cancer, according to a small new study.

Health Tip: Create Good Eating Habits

(HealthDay News) -- Fostering healthy habits when your children are young is a great way to help ensure that they'll eat healthier for the rest of their lives.

Health Tip: Limit Food Portions

(HealthDay News) -- Limiting how much you eat during each meal can make it easier to lose any extra pounds.

When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to imagine what a child may feel when a mother or father dies. Studies have found this crisis can pose serious psychological and developmental problems for years. Now new research suggests kids' academic performance can also suffer.

'Extreme Sports' Linked to 40,000 Head and Neck Injuries Per Year

FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ever since the advent of the "X Games" in the mid-1990s, Americans have embraced so-called extreme sports such as mountain biking, skateboarding and snowboarding.

Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds

FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most head lice found in North America now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, a new study cautions.

Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study

FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events can have an almost immediate impact on children's health and well-being, a new study finds.

Diabetes Linked With Lower Cancer Survival: Study

THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients with diabetes are more likely to die than those without diabetes, and the risk is especially high for those taking insulin, a new study finds.

Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study

FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a big belly means big trouble when it comes to your health, researchers warn.

Health Highlights: March 14, 2014

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