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August 06, 2013

Health Tip: Recognizing Plantar Fasciitis

(HealthDay News) -- Plantar fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue that spans the length of your foot becomes inflamed. This causes foot pain, notably in the heel.

Health Tip: Frame of Mind Key to Losing Weight

(HealthDay News) -- Losing weight is a challenge, but approaching it with the right frame of mind can help you succeed.

Mother's Personality Influences Breast-Feeding Decision, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's personality can affect whether she decides to breast-feed, according to a new study.

Postpartum Depression Risk May Rise for New Moms in Big Cities

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who live in large cities are more likely to suffer postpartum depression than those in other areas, a new study finds.

Indoor Incense Triggers Lung Cell Inflammation, Study Shows

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Burning incense indoors releases air pollutants that cause inflammation in human lung cells, a new study finds.

Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Appears to Improve Results, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Tracking your own blood pressure at home can help you control hypertension, a new research review finds.

Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- People who walk to work are 40 percent less likely to develop diabetes and 17 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who drive, according to a new study.

First Vaccine Against 4 Flu Strains Ready to Ship

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S> Food and Drug Administration has approved shipping of the first vaccine to protect against four strains of seasonal flu.

Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Though acne has long been viewed as a teen phenomenon, dermatologists have been tending to an ever-younger patient pool, a new preadolescent reality that many experts link to a trend toward an earlier onset of puberty.

Health Highlights: Aug. 6, 2013

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

Former President George W. Bush Gets Heart Stent

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Former President George W. Bush underwent heart surgery Tuesday morning after an artery blockage was discovered during his annual physical.

Childhood Obesity Rates Drop Slightly: CDC

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- There was a small but sure sign Tuesday that the fight against childhood obesity may yet be won: A new government report found that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers had declined slightly in at least 19 states.

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