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September 12, 2013

Health Tip: Take a Water Exercise Class

(HealthDay News) -- A water exercise (aquatics) class offers a great cardiovascular workout that's not too tough on the joints.

Health Tip: Will a Pacemaker Help Me?

(HealthDay News) -- A pacemaker is a small implanted device designed to help the heart beat properly and in a normal rhythm.

College Football Players Seem to Grow Bigger and Stronger, But Not Faster

THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- College football players may get bigger and stronger during their four-year careers, but apparently all those grueling drills don't make them run faster or jump higher, new research finds.

Positive Attitude Linked to Longer Life in Heart Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease patients with an upbeat outlook are likely to live longer than those with a negative attitude, a new study says.

Gene Mutation May Help Predict Lung Cancer Survival in Nonsmokers

THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation that's associated with a higher risk of lung cancer in women who do not smoke, but a better chance of survival in female and male lung cancer patients.

Researchers Focus on Likelihood of Breast Cancer Recurrence

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a genetic indicator of the long-term risk of breast cancer recurrence.

Alzheimer's May Vary, Brain to Brain

THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in plaque-forming structures in the brains of Alzheimer's patients may offer clues to why the disease can progress more rapidly or be less severe in some people, a new study suggests.

Botox Approved as Temporary Treatment for Crow's Feet

THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for Cosmetic Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) has been expanded to include moderate-to-severe lateral canthal lines, the medical term for so-called "crow's feet" lines that surround the eyes.

Health Highlights: Sept. 12, 2013

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

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