Health Tip: Participating in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a challenge when you have difficulty breathing. Pulmonary rehabilitation -- rehab for your lungs -- can help you breathe a little easier.

Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find

SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that people with rheumatoid arthritis use to help ease the symptoms of the disease might also help ward off heart trouble, two new studies find.

Exercise May Make Life Better for Those With Arthritis

SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise boosts quality of life and reduces health care costs for people with arthritis, a new study shows.

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Up Among Hospitalized Kids: Study

SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized children are developing antibiotic-resistant staph infections of their musculoskeletal systems in rising numbers, resulting in longer hospital stays, more surgeries and other related complications, a new study finds.

Too Few Kids Follow Bike Helmet Laws, Study Finds

SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Helmets are worn by only about one in 10 Los Angeles County children involved in bicycle accidents, despite a state law that requires helmets for riders under age 18, a new study finds.

Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Gunshot wounds put about 7,500 children in the hospital and cause 500 in-hospital child deaths each year in the United States, according to a new study.

Fibromyalgia Might Be Harder on Younger Patients, Study Finds

SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, a new study reveals.

Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Women with lupus are twice as likely to have a child with autism compared to mothers without the autoimmune disease, new, preliminary research finds.

'Super-Magnets' Pose Rising Threat to Kids, Study Finds

SUNDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Powerful "super-magnets" found in adult desk toys and other novelty items still trigger many emergency-room visits after children swallow them, according to a new report, even though some products with these magnets have been recalled.

Too Much Sitting Tied to Higher Risk of Colon Polyps in Men

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are more sedentary face a higher risk of recurring colon polyps, according to a new study, even if these men break up their downtime with bouts of recreational activities such as walking, jogging or golf.

Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds

SATURDAY Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Many poorer patients with the autoimmune disease lupus don't take their medications as prescribed, a new U.S. study suggests.

Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- American children and teens have almost constant exposure to a wide range of media -- such as smart phones, social media and television -- and kids' use of such media must be carefully managed, child experts say.

There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- High-tech helmets and custom mouth guards do not reduce concussion risk for high school football players any more effectively than low-cost helmets or off-the-shelf mouth guards, a new study says.

Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Headaches are common in people with lupus, but are not linked to disease activity, according to a new study.

HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Black women may get less protection than whites from the vaccines recommended for preventing human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, a new study suggests.

Social Isolation Linked to More Pain After Hip Replacement

SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- People without social support may experience more pain years after surgery, a new study suggests.

Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects

SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate and effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis reduces the risk that patients will have joint damage and disability within a few years, a new study suggests.

Study of Male Birth Defect Lets Pesticides Off the Hook -- for Now

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Only a weak link exists between pesticide exposure and a common birth defect in baby boys, according to a new study.

Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors believe they have found telltale signs that can indicate whether breast or prostate malignancies will remain dormant or develop into aggressive cancers.

Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Children, even those without severe medical conditions, can die from the flu in as little as three days after symptoms appear, U.S. health officials warn.

Health Highlights: Oct. 28, 2013

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

New Batch of Alzheimer's Genes Discovered

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have pinpointed 11 new genes linked to late-onset Alzheimer's disease, doubling the number of potential targets for drug development.