Health Tip: Take a Hike -- In the Right Shoes

(HealthDay News) -- Choosing the proper shoes for a hike can protect your feet and help ward off injury.

Health Tip: Poor Sleep Can Hurt Your Heart...

(HealthDay News) -- When you're not sleeping well, your whole body can suffer -- including your heart.

Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of children with advanced cancer have high to severe levels of psychological distress, a new study finds.

Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- The chickenpox vaccine is very effective at preventing the disease, and its protection doesn't wane over time, new research finds.

Cartilage Gives Early Warning of Arthritis, Study Finds

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise-related damage in cartilage can help identify people with the earliest stages of osteoarthritis, a new study reveals.

Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Several factors that increase the risk of blood clots in women during or after pregnancy are outlined in a large new study.

Got Asthma? Odds Are You Have an Allergy Too

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Most American adults with asthma also have an allergy, according to a new study.

Antihistamines Adding to Drug Pollution in Streams

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Antihistamines and other medicines disrupt the ecosystems of streams, a new study finds.

Obama Unveils Vast Brain-Mapping Project

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration unveiled plans Tuesday for a mammoth and unprecedented study of the mysterious inner workings of the human brain.

Health Highlights: April 2, 2013

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

Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 20 percent of American teens who give birth have already had one or more babies, a federal study released Tuesday says.