Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new test that scans all of a person's genes to pinpoint a single mutation can help identify rare genetic disorders in children, a new study shows.

 Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Riding a bus or an elevator full of sniffles, coughs and sneezes is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the flu season.

 As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Occasional marijuana use does not appear to affect teens' intelligence or school performance, but heavy marijuana use is associated with slightly lower exam scores, according to a new study.

 'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests.

 Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows.

 Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014

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

 Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens' conflicts at home increase the risk of problems at school for up to two days, according to a new study.

 Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don't always know about it.

 Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

(HealthDay News) -- Deciding to offer a pacifier to your baby, then choosing the right one for the child, are important decisions for new parents.

 Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain can interfere with daily life, making it difficult to assume daily responsibilities.

Yesterday

 Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to new research.

 Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests.

 Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor, a new report finds.

 U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. health care system ranks dead last compared to other industrialized nations when it comes to affordability and patient access, according to a new survey.

 Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While in-office visits may still be best, taking a photo of a skin lesion and sending it to your dermatologist for analysis may be a valuable piece of eczema care, a new study finds.

 Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats -- but not enough, new research shows.

 Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study.