Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

(HealthDay News) -- It can be embarrassing to talk with your doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle changes you'll need to make.

Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Abduction

(HealthDay News) -- Worried parents can take steps to help protect their children from abduction, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

High Blood Pressure Often Missed in Young Adults: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults with high blood pressure are less likely than older adults with elevated blood pressure (hypertension) to be diagnosed during doctor visits, a new study says.

Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women with chest pain are more likely than men to wait more than a day to seek care, a new study finds.

Standard Dose of Blood Thinner May Not Be Best for All Patients

TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Seventy-five percent of patients taking the widely used blood thinners clopidogrel (Plavix) and prasugrel (Effient) are getting the incorrect dose and could be at risk for serious problems such as uncontrolled bleeding or blood clots, a new study contends.

Brain Anatomy May Play Role in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- In combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the area of the brain that controls fear and anxiety responses is much smaller than normal, according to a new study.

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight can help people who are overweight get a better night's sleep, according to a new study.

Alzheimer's Signs Found in Brains of Young Adults With Gene Mutation

TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have discovered the earliest known evidence of Alzheimer's disease in people with a gene mutation that causes a rare form of the disease that begins at a young age.

Keep Moving to Ease Pain of Knee Arthritis: Review

TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with painful osteoarthritis of the knee should turn to exercise -- aerobic, aquatic or strength training -- as a good nonsurgical way to ease their pain and improve their functioning, a new review suggests.

Stem Cells From Donor May Help Heal Heart

TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A small study suggests that stem cells can help repair the damage of a heart attack, and it doesn't matter if the cells originate with the patient or a stranger.

Health Highlights: Nov. 6, 2012

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