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August 15, 2013

Health Tip: Tailgate With Safe Food

(HealthDay News) -- Heading out to enjoy some tailgating? Pack the proper supplies to safely cook and store your food.

Health Tip: Underage Drinking is Risky

(HealthDay News) -- The legal drinking age is 21 in the United States, and drinking before the legal age has its risks.

Eye Study Results May Offer New Therapy for Some Vision Loss

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The system that controls eye movements in humans is highly adaptable and can make changes within a few hours when something interferes with a person's ability to see, according to a new study.

Scientists ID Genes Behind Chronic Mountain Sickness

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who live at high altitudes and suffer from chronic mountain sickness may have their genes to thank, a new study finds.

Certain Antibiotics Tied to Blood Sugar Swings in Diabetics

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes patients who take a certain class of antibiotics are more likely to have severe blood sugar fluctuations than those who take other types of the drugs, a new study finds.

Breast-Feeding May Protect Some Women Against Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding for more than six months appears to guard nonsmoking women against breast cancer for longer periods of time, a new study suggests.

Study Challenges Theory About Left Brain/Right Brain Behavior

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans show no evidence that people are predominately right- or left-brained, researchers report.

Partner's Chronic Pain Can Interfere With Your Sleep

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- If your partner suffers chronic pain from knee osteoarthritis, your sleep and mood may suffer as well, according to a new study.

One Exercise Session Won't Bring a Good Night's Sleep

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you decide to hit the gym in hopes that a quick dose of exercise will cure your insomnia, a new study suggests that will not be enough.

Heavy Coffee Drinking Tied to Shorter Lives for Younger Adults in Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Hold the java and listen up: A new study suggests that people under 55 who drink four or more cups of coffee a day are more likely to die early than others.

Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2013

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

High-Fat Diets May Spur Overeating, Mouse Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who have tried to give up fatty foods in favor of healthier choices have found themselves obsessing over cookies or chips. Choosing a salad over a cheeseburger can feel like a Herculean act of will.

Groups Get $67M to Guide Uninsured Through Health Care Marketplace

THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration said Thursday that it has given $67 million in grants to 105 community groups to help the uninsured choose and sign up for coverage when new health insurance marketplaces kick in this fall.

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