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HealthDay News - October 9, 2015

Telecommuting Isn't Always a Win-Win Situation

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people dream of giving up their daily commute and padding to work in their pajamas and slippers. But telecommuting has to be carefully thought out and implemented to be successful, new research says.

Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frequently changing schools can hurt the math grades, behavior and attention of low-income children, researchers say.

For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women with an early, noninvasive stage of breast cancer are increasingly opting for less extensive surgery, a new study says.

Doctors Offer Fall Clean-Up Safety Advice

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fall clean-up often means it's time to drag out your ladder and rake. But what may seem like an easy task can lead to serious injury if you don't take proper precautions.

Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans traveling overseas are not immunized against highly contagious diseases, new research shows.

Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People arriving at the emergency room for a fall may be there due to an underlying infection rather than clumsiness, a new study suggests.

Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided.

Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American doctors do not feel confident that they can spot the reason for a stroke that strikes in the absence of a clearly established cause.

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers hoping to stay awake during a cesarean-section delivery can find comfort in the latest study on epidurals and spinal blocks: Complications from those anesthetic procedures dropped 25 percent over 10 years.

Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Birth weight and growth during childhood could affect hearing, vision, thinking and memory later in life, a new study suggests.

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The choice to die at home, rather than in a hospital, provides great comfort to both the patient and their loved ones, a new British study says.

Health Highlights: Oct. 9, 2015

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

Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet Use

(HealthDay News) -- An involved parent can help keep a child safe while he or she uses the Internet.

Health Tip: When You Get a Cut

(HealthDay News) -- Most minor cuts can be cared for at home, but there are times when a cut needs a doctor's attention.