Obamacare Should Help Those With Mental Health Issues, Advocates Say

FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As the nation's health-care law continues to roll out, people with mental health issues are discovering ways that the landmark legislation directly affects them.

Woman Battling Multiple Health Issues Refuses to Take 'No' From Her Insurer

FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- In May 2012, Quinn Nystrom made a decision to get well.

Health Tip: Is Your Child Sleep-Deprived?

(HealthDay News) -- Children need plenty of sleep, and if they don't get enough, they can have symptoms of sleep deprivation.

Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in a Carrier

(HealthDay News) -- Baby carriers can help busy parents stay hands-free for a while, but it's important to use them properly.

Take Infection Precautions When Using Nasal-Rinsing Products: FDA

FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Neti pots and other nasal-rinsing devices are generally safe and useful products, but they must be used and cleaned properly to reduce the risk of infection, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea

FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with kidney failure who are undergoing dialysis sometimes develop infections at the site where a catheter enters the body. These infections are most often treated with antibiotics, but recently "medical-grade" honey has emerged as a possible alternative therapy.

When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss

FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- "A kiss is just kiss," the old song goes, but not according to a new study that finds kissing helps people assess potential partners and, once in a relationship, keep them around.

No Sign That Vitamin D Supplements Help Aging Bones: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does not prevent the bone weakening of osteoporosis in healthy adults, a new review finds.

More Americans Getting Cataract Surgery

FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans getting cataract surgery is on the rise as active baby boomers are getting the procedure earlier and often having both eyes repaired, a new study finds.

Extra Shuteye on Weekends May Not Replace Sleep Lost During Week

FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Think you can just make up for those late nights by catching extra shuteye on Saturday morning?

Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says

THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- When doctors abuse painkillers or other prescription drugs, they're usually not doing it to get high. Instead, they're doing it to deal with overwhelming stress or physical or emotional pain, a small study suggests.

Buttocks-Enhancing Procedures Please Patients, Small Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct 11 (HealthDay News) -- Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez have put ample backsides on some women's wish lists. And what nature forgot, plastic surgeons can provide with a buttocks augmentation.

Deadly Respiratory Infection Took Hold in Bats, Study Says

FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new and deadly respiratory virus in the Middle East was present in bats for a long time before making the leap to humans, a new study indicates.

Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2013

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

Poultry Plants Linked to Salmonella Outbreak to Remain Open: USDA

FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Three California poultry processing plants linked to a salmonella outbreak in raw chicken that's sickened 278 people in 17 states can remain open, the U.S. Agriculture Department says.