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July 24, 2013

Health Tip: Signs That You Have a Broken Hip

(HealthDay News) -- A hip fracture, more common among the elderly and women, can cause extreme pain and severely limit your ability to get around.

Health Tip: Keep Germs to Yourself

(HealthDay News) -- If you've got a cold, do your part to prevent spreading the virus to others.

Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Women who underwent mammography screening at a hospital were more likely to be called back for additional testing than those who had mammography at a private practice, a new study found.

For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability

WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who don't exercise much, who smoke or who eat few fruits and vegetables are at increased risk for disability, according to a new study.

People With Diabetes May Face Higher Disability Risk

TUESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new review finds that people with diabetes face more than a 50 percent higher risk of disability than people without the blood sugar disease.

Obese Applicants More Often Denied Entry to Graduate Schools: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Add higher education to the list of things obese people might lose out on due to discrimination. A new study finds that being overweight may lower your odds of getting into graduate school.

Study of Genetic Condition May Yield Clues to Cause of Allergies

WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A disorder that affects connective tissue could provide vital clues to the genetic origin of nearly all human allergies and allergic diseases, say the authors of a new study of children.

Health Highlights: July 24, 2013

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

Scientists Spot New Brain 'Pathways' Possibly Tied to Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that people with genes that produce a cholesterol transporter molecule called APOE4 are at especially high risk for Alzheimer's disease. Now they think they know why.

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