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September 19, 2017

Restaurant Rules for Weight Loss

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Is eating out your diet downfall? Getting together with friends is fun, but a tempting menu can quickly derail your weight loss efforts.

Cancer Treatment Can Affect Your Food Preferences

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer therapies often change patients' sense of taste, which may affect what they like to eat, according to a nutrition expert.

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Besides the toll in deaths and disability, hospitalizations linked to gun injuries cost U.S. taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Medication Suggestions for Older Adults

(HealthDay News) -- It may be difficult and confusing for older adults to manage an ever-growing list of medications and supplements.

Heath Tip: 10 Mistakes People Make in Food Preparation

(HealthDay News) -- Homemade food should be nutritious and safe. But experts at the foodsafety.org website cite 10 common food-preparation mistakes:

Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says.

Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes, being too invested in just one sport may not be the best idea, new research shows.

Girl Soccer Players Take More Chances After Concussions

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who play soccer try to tough it out after a concussion more often than their male peers do, researchers warn.

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may slow kidney damage in people with lupus while stress may prompt the opposite effect, new research suggests.

9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Prescribe Marijuana

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's becoming more commonplace, medical marijuana is rarely discussed in U.S. medical schools, a new study shows.

Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nerf guns can be great fun for kids -- until someone damages an eye, doctors warn.

Are Today's Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood?

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents may still marvel at how fast their kids grow up, but a new study finds that U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations.

This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes are dying from cardiac arrests that occur during play because teammates, coaches and other bystanders don't know how to best save their lives, a new study claims.

Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As much joy as a pet can bring to the life of its human, when a beloved dog or cat falls ill, the emotional toll can be high.

Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts who began playing at older ages, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2017

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

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans' life spans, a U.S. government study finds.

Obesity Rates Have Stopped Rising for Young Americans

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Youth obesity rates are leveling off in the United States, with about one-third of kids and teens now overweight or obese, a new report shows.

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