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August 28, 2013

Health Tip: Be Ready for a Hurricane

(HealthDay News) -- If a hurricane is headed your way, taking steps to help protect your home and family can help avoid catastrophic results.

Health Tip: Why Should I Stop Driving?

(HealthDay News) -- Aging and chronic health problems can adversely affect your ability to drive safely. If you have a chronic illness, poor vision or arthritis, for example, it's time to speak with your doctor. He or she may recommend that you stop driving.

Brain Size May Yield Clues to Anorexia

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with anorexia nervosa have bigger brains than those without the eating disorder, a finding that suggests biology may play a larger role in the condition than realized.

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Tied to Higher Risk of Stomach Cancer in Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Certain radiation and chemotherapy treatments may increase Hodgkin lymphoma survivors' risk of developing stomach cancer, according to new study.

In Type 2 Diabetes, Gut May 'Taste' Sugar Differently

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- The way that the intestine "tastes" sweet foods may be defective in people with type 2 diabetes, leading to problems with glucose (sugar) uptake, a new study says.

Brain Protein Is a Key to 'Senior Moments,' Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A protein in the brain could hold the key to reversing the age-related memory loss that causes "senior moments" of forgetfulness, Columbia University researchers report.

Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria in people's digestive systems -- gut germs -- seem to affect whether they become overweight or obese, and new research sheds more light on why that might be.

Health Highlights: Aug. 28, 2013

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

Scientists Grow 'Model Brain' From Stem Cells

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- In another milestone for regenerative medicine, Austrian scientists report they have turned stem cells into a collection of tissues that resembles the beginnings of the human brain.

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