Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough

(HealthDay News) -- Parents may become fearful at the first signs of a child's cough. But experts say a cough is the body's way of protecting itself against respiratory damage.

Health Tip: Exercising Despite Allergies and Asthma

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise usually is a good idea, even for people with allergies or asthma, and as long as the doctor approves.

Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?

FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- An older and little-used class of antidepressants may help combat a particularly deadly form of lung cancer, according to a new study.

Smokers Have Higher Complication Risk After Colon Surgery, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking increases the risk of complications and death following colorectal surgery, a new study says.

Aging May Not Dull Decision-Making Skills, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors can be sharper than young adults at making financial decisions, mostly because they can tap into the wealth of knowledge they have accumulated over the years, new research suggests.

Stem Cells From Fat Might Improve Plastic Surgery

THURSDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Using people's own stem cells from their body fat could aid in plastic surgery procedures such as post-cancer breast reconstruction, a small, preliminary study suggests.

Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?

FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Eating peanut butter regularly as a preteen and teen girl appears to decrease the risk of developing benign breast disease as an adult, new research has found.

Health Highlights: Sept. 27, 2013

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