Health Tip: Why Am I Overweight?

(HealthDay News) -- Eating too much is an obvious factor for being overweight, but it's not the only one.

Health Tip: Running on a Trail

(HealthDay News) -- The next time you head out for a run, consider using a trail for a change of pace and a new physical challenge.

Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain

SUNDAY, April 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Laughter triggers brain waves similar to those associated with meditation, according to a small new study.

Pediatricians Should Plan for Anthrax Attack, U.S. Experts Say

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children may require different treatment than adults after exposure to anthrax, says a new report from leading U.S. pediatricians and health officials.

Training Programs Protect Young Athletes From ACL Tears: Report

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain training methods can greatly reduce young athletes' risk of serious and potentially debilitating knee injuries, a new report says.

Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women whose labor is induced are 12 percent less likely to need a cesarean delivery than those whose doctors take a "wait-and-see" approach, a new review of the data shows.

A Memory Aid for Seniors: Laughter

SUNDAY, April 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss in the elderly, a new study suggests.

Joblessness an Unwanted Side Effect of Chemo for Breast Cancer

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy are more likely to end up unemployed than patients who get other treatments, a new study reports.

Pot-Booze Combo More Dangerous for Teen Drivers Than Alcohol Alone

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who mix alcohol and marijuana are more likely to be dangerous on the road than teens who use one or the other drug, a new study suggests.

Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- What many parents of children with autism have long suspected -- that autism and gastrointestinal complaints often go together -- is now supported by a new study.

Health Highlights: April 28, 2014

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

Y Chromosome Loss Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Men

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As men age, the Y chromosome can start to disappear from some of their body cells -- something scientists have seen as normal. But a new study suggests that "loss of Y" might signal an increased risk of cancer.