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October 02, 2017

How Much Alcohol Is Really OK?

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- All the good news/bad news studies about alcohol can leave you confused. But research suggests that you still need to keep moderation in mind when you raise a glass.

Health Tip: Running When the Weather Gets Colder

(HealthDay News) -- Some runners find that the onset of colder weather means putting their running shoes away and moving their workouts to an indoor treadmill.

Health Tip: Do You Need Psychological Therapy?

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone is sad now and then. But there's a difference between ordinary sadness and symptoms of depression, which may warrant psychological therapy.

After Deepwater Oil Cleanup in Gulf, Ill Effects Persist

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Workers exposed to dispersants while cleaning up a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico developed health symptoms, including wheeze and eye irritation, a new study says.

Rapid Test for Meth Abuse May Be Near

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Attempting to speed up drug detection, scientists from Korea say they have developed a portable, rapid urine test for amphetamines.

Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice As Long

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sports concussion symptoms linger twice as long in teen girls as in boys, a new study finds.

Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal?

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're having a suspicious mole removed, the doctor should consider removing about 2 millimeters of healthy skin from around the mole. Doing so could avoid the need for a second surgery if the mole turns out to be cancerous, according to a new report.

Patients' E-Records Still Not Widely Available

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors at many U.S. hospitals still don't have access to patients' electronic medical records from outside health care providers, a new study finds.

U.S. Gun Injuries Nearing $3 Billion in ER, Hospital Costs

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 705,000 people were treated for gunshot wounds in U.S. emergency departments between 2006 and 2014, at a cost of $2.8 billion a year, a new study says.

Bilingual Kids Learn New Languages Better

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bilingual children have an easier time learning additional languages later in life than those who speak only one language, researchers report.

Teens Mixed Up With the Law May Fall Through Medicaid Cracks

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens on Medicaid who have been arrested at least once are more likely to seek costly emergency room care and less apt to receive preventive primary care, a new study suggests.

Heroin Taking Bigger Share of U.S. Opioid ODs

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New U.S. hospital overdose data suggests that drug addicts are turning from prescription opioid painkillers to heroin as an easier way to get high, researchers report.

Online Game Could Boost Family Fitness

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The family that plays an online game together may get more exercise together, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 2, 2017

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

Could Skipping Breakfast Feed Heart Disease?

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds.

Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As news pours in from Las Vegas on the record level of carnage inflicted by a shooter at yet another crowded public event, psychiatrists urge young people and their parents to not give way to fear.

Switch From Smoking to Vaping Could Save Over 6 Million U.S. Lives

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of cigarette smokers could live substantially longer if electronic cigarettes are embraced as a replacement for tobacco during the next decade, a new study contends.

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