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September 29, 2017

Tasty Ways to Get More Fiber

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You probably know that it's a good idea to eat more fiber. But do you know why?

Study Questions Practice of Placenta Eating by New Moms

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You may have heard that some new mothers choose to eat their own placenta after childbirth. But there's no indication the trendy practice offers any health benefits, and some evidence it could prove dangerous, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Recognizing Prostate Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men. And black men are more likely to get the disease, and twice as likely to die from it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Sports Injuries

(HealthDay News) -- There's no surefire way to prevent sports injuries. But there are things you can do to reduce the risk, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Carbon Monoxide a Potential Threat From Gas-Powered Generators

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People left without power by storms or power outages may be at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning if they use portable generators, gas-powered appliances or gas grills improperly, U.S. officials warn.

Looking at Laughter for Clues to Anti-Social Behavior

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A child's inability to laugh with others could point to psychopathic behavior later, a new study suggests.

State Policies Can Reduce Alcohol-Related Murders

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taxes, sales restrictions and other policies aimed at alcohol control appear to reduce the likelihood that murders and other violent crimes will be alcohol-related, according to a new study.

Is Gluten-Free Such a Good Idea?

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular but not a good idea for everyone, doctors say.

A More Accurate Predictor for Alzheimer's?

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new test that checks for multiple gene variants linked with Alzheimer's disease may be more effective than testing for a single genetic variant, a new study suggests.

Researchers Learn More About Gender's Role in Autism Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a daughter with autism is linked to an increased risk that younger siblings will also have the disorder, new research suggests.

Your Sociability May Hinge on 'Love Hormone'

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you like to hang out with friends, it might be due to the "love hormone" oxytocin, a new mouse study suggests.

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans who die from chronic respiratory diseases has skyrocketed over the past 35 years, led in large part by deaths from COPD, a new report indicates.

Failing Sense of Smell Tied to Dementia Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who've lost their sense of smell appear to have an increased risk of dementia, a new study suggests.

Dialysis Patients Often End Up Back in the Hospital

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-quarter of kidney dialysis patients admitted to the hospital are readmitted within 30 days after discharge, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2017

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

Verzenio Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Verzenio (abemaciclib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat women with certain advanced forms of breast cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.

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