Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children

(HealthDay News) -- Rotavirus is a common infection among young children, especially those in the close confines of hospitals or child care centers.

Health Tip: Omega 3s Are Essential Fatty Acids

(HealthDay News) -- Though the body needs omega 3 fatty acids, it doesn't make them. So you must get them from foods including fish, some plants or nut oils, the University of Maryland Medical Center says.

Low Vitamin D Linked to Deterioration in Certain Leukemia Patients

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with a certain type of leukemia who had insufficient vitamin D levels when their cancer was diagnosed saw their disease progress much faster and were two times more likely to die than those with adequate vitamin D levels, a new study finds.

Social Class May Affect Outcome of Depression Treatment

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Depression treatments appear to be less effective in helping poor and working class patients function at work, a new study finds.

Gene Variation Linked to Altruism

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A minor gene variation may be associated with altruism, an unselfish concern for the welfare of others, a new study has found.

Awareness of COPD Growing, But More Lung Testing Urged

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of Americans know about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), but too many remain unaware of the deadly lung disease, a new survey has found.

Sleep Apnea May Shrink Brain's Gray Matter: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Obstructive sleep apnea may cause structural defects in the brain's gray matter, resulting in problems with cognitive functions such as attention and memory, a new study suggests.

Setting National Hospital Standards Could Boost Cardiac Care

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Around the nation, hospitals refer to themselves as "stroke centers of excellence" or "chest pain centers," the implication being those facilities offer top-notch care for stroke and heart attacks.

'Stop Smoking' Ads That Target Emotions Seem to Work Best

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Television ads that encourage people to quit smoking are most effective when they use a "why to quit" strategy that includes either graphic images or personal testimonials, a new study suggests.

Some Foot Troubles Hit Blacks, Whites More Often

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are more likely than whites to have common foot disorders such as flat feet and corns, new research shows.

Early Intro to Math Seems to Improve Kids' Skills Later

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Talking to young children about numbers can boost their success in math once they're in school, researchers say.

Sight of Meat Puts People at Ease, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- That feeling of goodwill when family and friends gather for the Thanksgiving meal may be due to the fact that the sight of meat on the table calms people, a new study suggests.

Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Even though they have a better chance of survival, younger adult cancer patients have more difficulty coping with the pain and emotional and financial issues of cancer than older patients, researchers say.

Diabetes Research Made Significant Strides in Past Year

FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Even as the threat of diabetes continues to grow, scientists have made significant discoveries in the past year that might one day lead to ways to stop the blood sugar disease in its tracks.

Severe Acne May Up Suicide Risk: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Severe acne may significantly increase suicide risk, and patients taking isotretinoin (Accutane) for the skin condition should be monitored for at least a year after treatment ends, Swedish researchers report.

Health Highlights: Nov. 12, 2010

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

Clinical Trials Update: Nov. 12, 2010

(HealthDay News) -- Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of ClinicalConnection.com: