Health Tip: Is a Medical Condition Affecting Your Weight?

(HealthDay News) -- Losing weight is never a piece of cake, but there are some medical conditions that may make it even more difficult.

Health Tip: Buying Children's Shoes

(HealthDay News) -- When fitting a child's feet for a pair of shoes, following some simple guidelines can help ensure the best fit.

Commercial Baby Foods Fall Short for Nutrition: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Commercial baby foods don't meet infants' dietary needs when they are weaning, according to a new study.

Smoking Plus Asthma in Pregnancy May Make for 'Dangerous Situation'

TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who have asthma and smoke are at increased risk for complications that can affect them and their unborn children, a new study warns.

1 in 4 Asia-Pacific Men Admits to Rape: Survey

TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- One in four men in the Asia Pacific region admits he's committed at least one rape, new research finds.

Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids' Obesity: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Small changes in household routines, such as limiting TV time and increasing sleep time, can help minimize excess weight gain in young children at high risk of obesity, according to new research.

ER Visits Common After Seniors' Surgery, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- After common surgeries, nearly one in five older Americans ends up in the emergency department within a month of being discharged from the hospital, according to a new study.

Boosting Teens' Mental Well-Being Is Goal of New Skills Program

TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- When high school students learn how their thinking affects their well-being, they may boost their grades and reduce their risk of obesity, severe depression and substance use, researchers say.

Some Painkillers Tied to Certain Birth Defects in Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and Percocet early in pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to babies with devastating neural tube defects such as spina bifida, a new study suggests.

Futile Care in ICU a Common Occurrence, Doctors Say

TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Critical care doctors at a major teaching hospital believe they provided futile treatment to about one in five intensive care unit patients, needlessly prolonging their lives.

Health Highlights: Sept. 10, 2013

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

Novel Drug Shows Promise for Early Stage Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used to treat advanced breast cancer also appears to shrink early stage breast tumors, potentially offering women a first-of-its-kind treatment option, U.S. health regulators say.