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August 22, 2014

Read Food Labels to Combat Childhood Obesity

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One way to fight childhood obesity is to pay close attention to food labels when you go to the grocery store, a nutrition expert says.

One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- At least one part of an older person's brain can still process information as well as younger people, according to new research.

Neutering Project Curbed Feral Cat Population

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An intensive effort to sterilize feral cats reduced the number of felines taken to an animal shelter in Florida and euthanized, a new study reveals.

With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Back-to-school time provides an opportunity for parents to develop an exercise plan that fits into the family schedules, an expert suggests.

Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and harbor unfounded fears about the possibility of an outbreak in the United States, a new survey shows.

Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests.

Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve your looks -- the procedure may also provide migraine relief for some, according to new research.

Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of developing food allergies, a new study finds.

College Prep 101

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College can be a challenging time for young people, but there are a number of things they can do to make the most of their new life, an expert says.

Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Counseling may do little to help young people with drinking problems, a large-scale review finds.

Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of Americans on work disability chronically use powerful prescription painkillers, according to a new study.

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes don't smoke more to make up for the lower levels of nicotine, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2014

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

Health Tip: Healthy Grilling Options

(HealthDay News) -- The grill is a great way to cook healthy foods without heating up the kitchen.

Health Tip: Incorporating Flexibility Training

(HealthDay News) -- Flexibility training, such as stretching, is an often-ignored type of exercise designed to improve the body's range of motion.