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September 03, 2013

Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat

(HealthDay News) -- You want to do everything possible to ensure that your infant or toddler is safe, including while traveling in the car.

Health Tip: Avoid Food Poisoning From Seafood

(HealthDay News) -- Seafood is a key part of a healthy diet, but it's important to follow food safety guidelines created specifically for seafood.

New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The new diabetes drug Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the medication compared to those who did not.

Scientists Tally Viruses Living in Mammals

TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- At a minimum, 320,000 viruses exist among mammals, according to a new study. Identifying these infectious organisms could help alleviate disease outbreaks through early detection -- but compiling evidence on these viruses would cost up to $6.3 billion, researchers say.

More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Menopausal women with asthma are hospitalized more than twice as often as men who are the same age, researchers have found.

Pay Gap Between Male, Female Doctors Persists, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- There's still a significant gap between the average incomes of male and female doctors in the United States, even though women have made major strides in the profession over the past quarter-century, a new study finds.

Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation

TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A simple test of blood pressure in the ankle may help gauge heart disease risk for adults without any symptoms, but a U.S. government-appointed panel says there's not enough evidence to recommend it for routine checks.

Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial

SUNDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients who undergo angioplasty for a clogged artery that caused the attack may do better if other clogged arteries are done at the same time, new research suggests.

Hospital-Acquired Infections Cost $10 Billion a Year: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- The five most common infections that patients get after they've been admitted to the hospital cost the U.S. health care system almost $10 billion a year, a new study shows.

European Men Grew 4 Inches Taller Over Past 100 Years

TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- The average European man is roughly four inches taller than men living in Europe 100 years ago, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2013

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

New Drug Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- An injectable drug that mimics the action of a little-known hormone may hold promise for patients with type 2 diabetes.

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