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October 24, 2012

Health Tip: Stay Safe This Halloween

(HealthDay News) -- When kids are on the prowl for candy this Halloween, make sure the night is filled with treats, not trauma.

Health Tip: Learn About the A1C Test

(HealthDay News) -- An A1C test is commonly performed on people with diabetes as a way to help monitor a person's blood sugar over time.

Targeted Radiation for Breast Cancer May Cause More Complications

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A targeted radiation treatment called brachytherapy causes more complications in breast cancer patients than whole-breast radiation, according to a new study.

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Is hormone replacement therapy safe or not?

Can Your Body 'Sense' the Future?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Even without any external clues, your body can predict events that are about to happen. For example, you might sense that your boss is about to show up while you're playing a video game at your desk.

Does Sleep Apnea Offer Some Protection During Heart Attack?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- In a surprising finding, people with sleep apnea appear to suffer less heart damage during a nonfatal heart attack than those without the condition, researchers report.

Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report

TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Massachusetts officials said Tuesday that they have launched a criminal investigation into the specialty pharmacy at the center of the fungal meningitis outbreak that has now sickened 308 people in 17 states and killed 23.

Tired? Your Dog Is Yawning Right Along With You

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- If you're yawning from fatigue or boredom, your loyal dog is likely yawning as well, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2012

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