Health Tip: Is the Noise Too Loud?

(HealthDay News) -- Prolonged exposure to very loud noise can lead to hearing loss. But how do you know when the noise is too loud?

Health Tip: Help a Sprained Ankle Heal

(HealthDay News) -- If you've sprained an ankle, doctors often prescribe rest to help it heal.

It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- This season's flu vaccine is now available, and Americans should get their flu shot as soon as possible, an expert says.

Survey Could Spot Parents Who Shun Child Vaccinations

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Parent responses on a survey about childhood vaccinations can help predict whether their youngsters will receive recommended immunizations, a new study finds.

Brain Scans Show Why Psychopaths Don't Feel Your Pain

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Among other traits, psychopaths feel a lack of empathy when other people are in pain, and brain scans now reveal why that is.

Parenthood May Reduce Diabetes-Related Death Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Type 1 diabetes patients with children have a lower risk of death than those without children, but the benefits of parenthood are stronger in women than in men, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Sept. 25, 2013

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

Report: Health-Reform Plans Seem to Have Lower-Than-Expected Premiums

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who buy health insurance through the new state marketplaces that open on Oct. 1 may see lower premiums than initially projected, federal health officials said Tuesday.