Health Tip: Should You Take NSAIDs?

(HealthDay News) -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are popular pain relievers, usually sold over the counter. But they may not be safe for everyone.

Health Tip: Keep a Daily Food Diary

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping track of all the foods you eat each day can help you lose weight and keep it off, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Hearing Restored in Mice With Noise-Induced Deafness

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Although loud noise can result in irreversible hearing loss, researchers in Boston partially restored the hearing of mice with noise-induced deafness by regenerating damaged sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear.

Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of breast and colon cancer screening likely outweigh the benefits for people with a life expectancy of less than 10 years, according to a new study.

Reductions in Wood-Burning Stoves Tied to Lower Death Rates

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Reductions in air pollution from wood-burning stoves led to a lower risk of death among residents of an Australian community -- especially among men, a new study suggests.

Most Teens Support Tough Smoking Bans: Survey

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- North Carolina, a tobacco-growing state, does a lot to protect smoking: Its cigarette taxes are nearly the lowest in the country, and it only banned smoking in most restaurants, bars and hotels in 2010. But a newly reported survey suggests that its teenagers aren't fans of tobacco.

Active Video Games May Boost Fitness in Younger Students

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Active video games -- such as those that get players to dance -- can encourage inner-city children to be physically active and may reduce their risk of obesity, according to new research.

High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- According to a new study, there are signs that elevated levels of the plastics chemical bisphenol A in children's urine are associated with an increased risk of heart and kidney disease.

Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that beta blockers, medications that are used to control blood pressure and heart rhythms, may also help lung cancer patients live longer.

Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new study casts doubt on the value of current professional treatments for teens who struggle with mental disorders and thoughts of suicide.

Health Highlights: Jan. 9, 2013

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