Health Tip: At Risk for High Cholesterol?

(HealthDay News) -- Risk factors for high cholesterol include things you can't control, such as age, gender and family history. But lifestyle choices -- factors you can control -- are a big part of the equation, too.

Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods

(HealthDay News) -- It may seem like a daunting challenge to move baby from breast- or bottle-feeding to solid foods.

Scientists Link Gene to Lower Risk of Lung Cancer

MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A gene variant linked with a decreased risk of lung cancer has been identified by researchers.

Certain Eye Injuries in Kids May Indicate Child Abuse: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians can use eye examinations to figure out whether infant and toddler head injuries were caused by accidental injury or child abuse, suggests a new study that adds to existing evidence on this method of detecting abuse.

Mouse Study Sheds New Light on How Memories Are Stored

MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- During sleep, and even under anesthesia, part of the brain behaves as if it's remembering something, new animal research suggests.

Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander From Safety: Survey

MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of children with autism wander or "elope" from safety -- often to pursue a special interest or goal -- with more than half of those kids disappearing long enough to cause great concern about their well-being, new research suggests.

Fresh Blood as Good as Older Blood for Preemie Transfusions: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- When premature babies need blood transfusions, older blood appears as good as "fresh" blood, Canadian researchers report.

CT Scans of Kids in ER With Stomach Pain Skyrockets

MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The use of CT scans on children being brought to emergency rooms with abdominal pain has skyrocketed, new research reveals.

Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2012

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

Steroid-Related Meningitis Cases Now Total 91, CDC Says

MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The number of meningitis cases linked to apparently contaminated steroid injections has risen to 91 in nine states, and the number of deaths remains at seven, U.S. health officials reported Sunday.