Sons of Absent or Abusive Fathers May Pick More Bar Fights: Survey

FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Men whose fathers were abusive or absent are more likely to get into bar fights, a new study reveals.

Health Tip: Make Kids Safe in the Sandbox

(HealthDay News) -- Kids love to have fun in the sand, but parents should take steps to make sure that sandboxes aren't dirty or contaminated and potentially harmful to kids.

Health Tip: Resolve to Meet Your Exercise Goals

(HealthDay News) -- Don't sit idly by as your New Year's resolutions about exercise slip away with the passing months.

Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of adults use a cell phone when they're driving with children in the car, and about one-third text, according to a new California survey.

Too Much Texting, Facebook Time May Lower College Women's Grades

FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Media use is a serious distraction for college freshmen, with a new study finding young women devote up to 12 hours daily on pursuits such as texting, posting status updates and surfing the web.

Community Gardening May Reap Body Weight Benefit

FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with plots in community gardens are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who don't garden, a new study suggests.

Gorging at the Buffet Table? Tactics May Help You Eat Less

FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Few situations can trip up someone who is watching their weight like an all-you-can-eat buffet.

HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study

THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- In the five years since launching a nationwide human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program among girls between the ages of 12 and 26, Australia has seen a huge drop in the number of cases of genital warts, new research reveals.

Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes

FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 10 percent of children -- two or three kids in every classroom -- are thought to have learning disabilities, and a new review finds these disabilities have complex causes and suggests possible approaches.

Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines

FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- More than three years after controversial new guidelines rejected routine annual mammograms for most women, women in all age groups continue to get yearly screenings, a new survey shows.

Health Highlights: April 19, 2013

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