Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns with drug withdrawal syndrome are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than those without the condition, a new study finds.

Aristada Approved for Schizophrenia

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Aristada (aripiprazole lauroxil) extended release injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the disabling brain disorder schizophrenia, the agency said Tuesday in a news release.

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals have made significant improvements to breast-feeding support programs in recent years, providing better help to new mothers, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery does not match standard surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer, new research indicates.

Rehab May Not Help After Broken Ankle: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After a broken ankle, many patients embark on an exercise-based rehabilitation program to help speed healing and regain mobility. But a new study out of Australia casts some doubt on whether these programs help.

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy may be good for a woman's kidneys, a preliminary study suggests.

Optune Device Approved for Newly Diagnosed Brain Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded its approval for the Optune device to include newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer.

Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Compulsive texting can lead to poor school performance for teenage girls, a new study suggests.

Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teen and young adult cancer survivors are at increased risk for other cancers later in life, a new study reveals.

Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When Michigan doctors saw a large mass on the face of a fetus late in pregnancy, they feared it might block the baby's airway at birth.

Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults recover more slowly from concussion than younger patients, a small new study finds.

Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While your days may be filled with electronic communications, a new study suggests that face-to-face contact might have more power to keep depression at bay -- at least if you're older.

Health Highlights: Oct. 5, 2015

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

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

(HealthDay News) -- If you're ready to lose weight, a conversation with your doctor is a great place to start. But before you meet, make sure you're fully prepared.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed "right-to-die" legislation on Monday that will allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives.

Health Tip: Boost Energy Without Caffeine

(HealthDay News) -- When run down, many people reach for an extra cup of coffee. But there are plenty of energy-boosting foods that don't contain caffeine.