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September 24, 2018

Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Just a little bit of light exercise can immediately improve a person's memory, new Japanese research suggests.

Gun Victims More Likely to Die Than Other Trauma Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gunshot wounds are far deadlier than other types of trauma, according to a new study.

Coffee Shop Workers on Front Lines of Opioid Crisis

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that employees in coffee shops and fast food places can be trained to respond to opioid overdoses at their places of business.

Gender 'Nonconformity' Takes Mental Toll on Teens

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American teens whose behavior, appearance or lifestyle do not conform to widely held views on what it is to be a "normal" male or female face a high risk for mental distress and drug abuse, new research warns.

Booster Shots Safe for Most Kids Who Have Vaccine Reaction: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most children who have mild to moderate reactions to a vaccine can safely receive booster shots, new research suggests.

Spinal Implant Could Be Breakthrough for Paralyzed Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A paraplegic man has regained the ability to move his legs and walk with assistance, thanks to an implanted electrode stimulating his spinal cord, Mayo Clinic researchers say.

Shorter People May Duck Risk of Varicose Veins

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- How tall you are might play a part in whether you are unlucky enough to develop varicose veins, a new study suggests.

More Needs to be Done to Keep Teen Drivers Safe, Pediatricians Say

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Following years of decline, fatal car accidents involving teen drivers have accelerated in the United States, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians warns.

If Mom Smokes Pot, Kids May Try It Sooner

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If Mom partakes of pot, her kids may be more likely to try it themselves at an earlier age.

Bells, Whistles and Home Exercise Equipment

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising on a budget can be as simple as buying a good pair of walking shoes. But when you want to make an investment in fitness equipment, new options can make your workouts interactive as well as high-energy.

Milk Straight From Breast Best for Baby's Weight

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk from the bottle may not have as many benefits for a baby's weight as feeding straight from the breast, a new study suggests.

Thinking of Others Makes Healthy Choices Easier

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Reminding people to eat less or exercise usually gets their back up. That's one reason why public health messages fall on deaf ears, researchers say.

Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2018

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

Health Tip: Maintain Healthy Cholesterol

(HealthDay News) -- If you have high cholesterol, you are at greater risk of developing a number of health problems, such as heart disease and stroke, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Health Tip: Make the Right Breakfast Choices

(HealthDay News) -- Skipping breakfast should not be an option for kids, no matter how tired they are, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.