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September 05, 2013

Health Tip: Help Sun-Damaged Skin

(HealthDay News) -- Sun damage can lead to tough, leather-like skin, wrinkles and dark brown spots.

Marijuana Not a 'Safe Drug,' Review Finds

THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular belief, marijuana is not a "safe drug," particularly for teens, a new review reveals.

Health Tip: Help Ease Teething Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Teething usually starts during a child's first four to seven months. If your infant doesn't show any teeth until much later, don't worry. This may be determined by heredity, and it doesn't necessarily mean that anything is wrong.

Friends' Online Photos May Sway Teens' Behavior

THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to photos of risky behavior posted on friends' social networking sites, it seems that what teenagers see, teenagers do, new research shows.

When Football Team Loses, Fans Reach for Junk Food

THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to chew on as the National Football League prepares to kick off a new season Thursday night: sports fans turn to junk food to console themselves when their team goes down to defeat, new research suggests.

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications

THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Women with chlamydia or gonorrhea infections before or during pregnancy are at increased risk for pregnancy complications such as stillbirth and premature birth, a new study suggests.

Medicaid Paying for More U.S. Births: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The number of births paid for by Medicaid is increasing, with nearly half of U.S. births covered this way in 2010, according to a new study.

Lessons Learned From Cantaloupe-Listeria Outbreak

THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Of all the dangerous bacteria lurking in foods, perhaps the most deadly is listeria, and the lesson from a 2011 outbreak is to always handle food safely, U.S. health officials say.

Gut Bugs May Hold Key to Weight Control, Mouse Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The bacteria living in your digestive system may be the last thing on your mind, but a new study in mice raises the prospect that obese people might get benefits through the transfer of a thinner person's gut germs.

Health Highlights: Sept. 5, 2013

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

U.S. Drinking Water Sanitation Still a Concern: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- While U.S. water sanitation has improved, bacteria-laden drinking water continues to cause disease outbreaks, according to a report released Thursday by federal health officials.

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