Health Tip: Considering Counseling?

(HealthDay News) -- Psychological counseling can help people cope with myriad difficult physical or emotional issues.

Health Tip: Caring for an Older Person's Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- As people age and have trouble caring for themselves, they may also struggle to care for their mouths and teeth.

'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat a so-called "Western diet," which is high in fat, salt and sugar, are at significantly greater risk for stroke or premature death, according to a new study involving rats.

Doctors Speak Out on Health Care Waste in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- The basic assumption in U.S. health care that more is better is being challenged by a group of doctors who put the cost of unnecessary care at as much as $800 billion a year, according to a new report.

Stem Cell Transplant May Spur Heart Disease Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People who undergo the transplantation of stem cells taken from bone marrow, circulating blood or umbilical cord blood are more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, a new study contends.

Health Highlights: Oct. 3, 2012

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

Indoor Tanning Causes Common Skin Cancers, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Indoor tanning, already associated with an increased risk for the deadliest type of skin cancer, appears to increase the likelihood for other skin cancers as well.

Skinny Genes: Could Heredity Raise Your Vulnerability to 'Be-Thin' Pressure?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- In a culture that frequently projects the message that you can never be too thin, a new study says genetic factors may make some women especially susceptible to that ideal.