Scientists Map Genome for Dutch Elm Disease Fungus

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who mapped the genome of the fungus that causes Dutch Elm disease say their discovery could help scientists find ways to prevent tree deaths.

Health Tip: Before You Take This Heartburn Medication...

(HealthDay News) -- A proton pump inhibitor, a drug commonly taken for heartburn, may cause side effects.

Health Tip: Don't Ignore Pain During Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to challenge yourself during exercise. But you should never ignore pain -- a sign that you're potentially stressing or damaging your joints.

Want to Lose Weight? Then Run, Don't Walk: Study

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Need to lose weight? Running will help more than walking, according to new research.

Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Children from military families whose parents are deployed are at greater risk for alcohol and drug use, according to a new study.

Expert Pitches Safety Tips for Young Baseball Players

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Baseball is one of the safest sports for children, but even so there are potential risks that can result in serious injury, an expert warns.

Mental Illness a Frequent Cell Mate for Those Behind Bars

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Eugene King ran away from home at the age of 16, the start of a lifelong pattern of drug abuse, crime and incarceration.

'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke a cigarette as soon as they wake up in the morning are more likely to develop lung and oral cancer than other smokers, a new study reveals.

College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Current college athletes are twice as likely to be depressed as former athletes, researchers have found.

Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Women who struggle with chronic obesity end up engaging in less and less routine physical activity, new research shows, confirming what may seem obvious to some.

Mental Health Care Lacking for Kids, Advocates Say

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Many American adults who work and volunteer with young people believe that children and teens have limited or no access to mental health care, a new survey finds.

Teen Boys With Enlarged Breasts Show Emotional Effects

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys with a condition that causes them to have enlarged breasts suffer reduced self-esteem and other mental and emotional health problems, according to a new study.

Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Certain brain circuits function abnormally in children at risk of developing schizophrenia, according to a new study.

Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing dietary salt intake and boosting levels of potassium would prevent millions of deaths from heart disease and stroke worldwide each year, according to three new studies.

Dental Anesthesia May Interrupt Wisdom Teeth Growth

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Giving dental anesthesia to young children may interrupt the development of their wisdom teeth, according to new research.

Health Highlights: April 5, 2013

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

Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the so-called "morning-after pill" -- an emergency contraceptive -- available to all women regardless of age.