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September 2, 2014

Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Complications are rare among breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy and reconstruction, a new study indicates.

Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking and marijuana may lead to different types of harmful consequences for teens, a new study suggests.

Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily exercise may significantly reduce the risk of heart failure, according to new research.

No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same.

Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. women with early stage breast cancer are choosing to have both breasts removed as a precautionary step, although the double mastectomy provides no apparent survival advantage, researchers say.

Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device intended to help with weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite and metabolism failed to meet expectations in a trial among obese patients.

New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A leading group of oncologists has released updated guidelines for the treatment of the major form of advanced breast cancer.

More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the Ebola outbreak continues to overwhelm health-care workers in three West African nations, medical experts from the United States and the United Nations called on Tuesday for a concerted international response to stem history's biggest outbreak of the often-fatal virus.

Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Melatonin supplements did not reduce delirium in seniors who had surgery for hip fractures, a new study found.

'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, but a new study challenges that theory.

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding.

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta -- used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests.

'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to excess pounds and blood pressure, all fat may not be created equal, a new study finds.

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2014

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

Health Tip: Aging Well

(HealthDay News) -- Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best things you can do to stay healthier as you age.

Health Tip: Want Healthier Hair?

(HealthDay News) -- If it's healthier hair you seek, the American Academy of Dermatology offers these suggestions: