Health Tip: When Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms Flare

(HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause diarrhea and inflammation of the large intestine. When it flares, making changes to your diet may help ease symptoms.

Health Tip: Slumping Iron?

(HealthDay News) -- If your blood doesn't have enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells, it may be because you aren't getting enough iron in your diet.

Most Doctors Don't Help Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Survey

WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Although doctors treating people with lung cancer are aware of the importance of kicking the smoking habit, most don't routinely offer this type of assistance to their patients, according to new research.

Cancer Cases Dropped After Nuke Plant Closed: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- There were about 4,300 fewer than expected cases of cancer among people in Sacramento County, Calif., in the two decades after the closure of the Rancho Seco nuclear reactor, according to a new study.

Lifestyle Might Curb Loss of Height That Comes With Age

WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The lifestyle choices you make as an adult -- not just your health habits as a child -- influence how much height you lose as you age, researchers say.

ER Workers Often Fail to Ask Suicidal Patients About Access to Guns

WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors and nurses in U.S. emergency rooms don't ask suicidal patients if they have access to guns, even though guns are used in more than half of all suicides in the country.

Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, doesn't usually occur in kids, but a new study shows that it's happening more often.

Health Highlights: April 3, 2013

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