Health Tip: Exercise to Help Prevent Osteoporosis

(HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis is characterized by thin and brittle bones that are more likely to break.

Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Pumpkin Treat

(HealthDay News) -- Pumpkins are a sure sign of fall, but they're good for more than carving on Halloween. Pumpkins add flavor to foods, and they are a good source of potassium and vitamins C and A.

Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease

THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more protein sourced from vegetables might help people with chronic kidney disease live longer, a new study suggests.

Inside the Autistic Brain: New Research Challenges Current Beliefs

THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of children with autism have a higher-than-normal number of connections, and this may be a reason for these kids' social difficulties, according to two new studies.

For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Falls are the most common cause of injuries suffered by children of teen parents, a new study finds.

Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Recent decades have seen huge strides in treating childhood cancer, but certain types of tumors remain difficult to treat and are often deadly.

Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new clinical trial appears to have dashed hopes that the most popular drug for treating type 2 diabetes might also be able to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in nondiabetics.

New Ligament Discovered in Human Knee

THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Orthopedic surgeons say they've confirmed the existence of a new ligament in the human knee.

Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2013

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

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials announced Thursday a plan to phase out heart-harmful trans fats in processed foods and restaurant fare.