Health Tip: Reading Food Labels

(HealthDay News) -- Reading product labels can help you choose the healthiest foods.

Health Tip: Limit Lead Exposure for Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Lead poisoning can lead to behavioral problems, hearing problems, kidney damage and lowered IQs in children, so it's important for kids to avoid any sources of lead.

Scientists Seek to Take Bite Out of Mosquito Problem

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have learned more about how mosquitoes detect skin odor, and they say their findings could lead to better repellants and traps.

Could Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost Perseverance?

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical stimulation of a specific area of the brain may help boost a person's ability to get through tough times, according to a tiny new study.

Why Johnny Can't Sleep

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Having involved parents and feeling connected to school increase the likelihood that a teen will get sufficient sleep, a new study finds.

Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism can benefit from a type of therapy that helps them become more comfortable with the sounds, sights and sensations of their daily surroundings, a small new study suggests.

U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy rates continue to decline in the United States, a federal report released Thursday shows.

Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2013

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

135 Million People Worldwide Will Have Dementia by 2050: Report

THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people worldwide living with dementia could more than triple by 2050, a new report reveals.