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October 05, 2012

Rare Breast Cancer Poses New Set of Challenges

FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- No doubt the ubiquitous pink ribbons, along with walks and races and the designation of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, have focused the public eye on breast cancer and helped fund research for a cure.

Survivor of Aggressive Breast Cancer Stresses Need for Quick Action

FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Margaret Zuccotti was nursing her third child in August of 2006 when she noticed that her breast was red, swollen and tender to the touch. Because she'd had other children, she chalked up her symptoms to a simple breast infection, and her doctor agreed.

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Falling

(HealthDay News) -- Elderly people may be at greater risk of falling, but there are things seniors can do to help reduce their risk of taking a spill.

Health Tip: Manage Your Child's Allergy

(HealthDay News) -- Nasal allergy symptoms may include a runny or stuffy nose, watery eyes and sneezing. They may be triggered by both indoor and outdoor allergens.

Late-Preterm Babies Needing ICU Catch Up With Other Preemies: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The need for neonatal intensive care may not make a difference in long-term prospects for babies born late in the preterm period, according to new research.

Same Part of Brain Recognizes Faces and Objects, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The region of the brain that we use to recognize faces is also used for other forms of specialized visual recognition, such as auto experts' ability to identify cars, a new study finds.

Heavy Smokers, Drinkers May Face Pancreatic Cancer Earlier in Life

FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy smokers and drinkers may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than other people, according to a new study.

Severely Obese Americans on the Rise

FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese people -- those with at least 100 pounds of excess weight -- are the fastest-growing group of overweight Americans, according to new research.

Officials Seeking Patients Who May Have Received Contaminated Steroid

FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials in 23 states are trying to track down patients who received steroid injections for routine back pain that may have been contaminated with a deadly type of fungus-related meningitis linked to five deaths and at least 30 cases of illness in six states.

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