Health Tip: Manage Diabetes During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your diabetes under control during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects, prematurity, miscarriage or stillbirth.

Health Tip: Feet That Hurt

(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis occurs when inflammation, swelling and fluid build-up affect the joints.

Gaps in Care Found for Sickle Cell Disease Patients

MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- There are major gaps in medical care for sickle cell disease patients as they move from childhood to adulthood, new research finds.

New Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Leg Clots, Study Finds

SATURDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The new anti-clotting drug apixaban (Eliquis) appears to help prevent potentially fatal blood clots in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a new Italian study finds.

Targeted Prostate Cancer Biopsies Might Improve Care: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new, highly targeted form of biopsy could be an advance in prostate cancer care, a new study suggests.

Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk

MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children who were deprived of oxygen in the womb or during birth are more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study says.

Could Kids' Salt Intake Affect Their Weight?

MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children who eat a lot of salty food also tend to down more sugary drinks -- which, in turn, might be related to their risk of obesity, a new study suggests.

Better Vision Tied to Health Plans That Cover Eye Exams

MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Working-age adults who have vision insurance have better eyesight than those without insurance, new research indicates.

Dating Violence in Teen Years Can Have Lasting Impact

MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who experience dating violence could be more likely to get involved in violent relationships and have health problems as young adults, a new study suggests.

ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds

MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- If children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, continue to have the condition in adulthood, a new study suggests that they may face an array of physical and mental health issues.

Health Highlights: Dec. 10, 2012

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