Health Tip: Caring for an Animal Bite

(HealthDay News) -- No one is able to prevent allanimal bites, so it's important to know what to do if you are bitten by a dog or cat.

Health Tip: When Tendinitis Affects Your Feet

(HealthDay News) -- When tendinitis affects the foot, even walking can become difficult.

Gaps in Smoke-Free Workplace Laws May Leave Many Exposed

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- State laws have reduced the overall rates of secondhand-smoke exposure for many workers, but people in certain occupations are still vulnerable, according to a new study.

Hospital Costs From Gun Injuries Topped $16B Over 9 Years

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Gunshot injuries in the United States resulted in more than $16 billion in hospital care costs between 2000 and 2008, according to a new study.

Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Just one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to provide long-term protection against cervical cancer in women, a new study suggests.

Don't Ask, Just Tell Parents When It's Time for Vaccines: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The way a doctor talks about vaccines can make a difference in whether or not parents resist shots for their child, new research suggests.

Screening for HPV May Be Better Than Pap Test, Study Suggests

SATURDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is more effective than Pap tests for protecting women against invasive cervical cancer, a new study suggests.

Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. girls are developing breasts at a younger age compared to years past, and obesity appears to explain a large share of the shift, a new study suggests.

Kids Who Add Sleep Can Subtract Pounds, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Getting kids to eat less may be as simple as making sure they get a good night's sleep, a new, small study suggests.

Tylenol and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Combining Tylenol and even light consumption of alcohol can more than double someone's risk of kidney disease, researchers say.

Health Highlights: Nov. 4, 2013

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

Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Having healthy gums is good for your heart, a new study says.