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September 16, 2013

Health Tip: Coping With Lupus

(HealthDay News) -- Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can cause fatigue and fever to skin rashes and joint pain. There is no cure, but a healthy lifestyle can help control symptoms.

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of 'Lazy Eye'

(HealthDay News) -- Lazy eye (amblyopia) means one eye is weaker than the other. Unless one of the eyes is aligned abnormally or there is some other visual evidence, parents may not be aware that their child is affected.

Genes Tied to High Blood Pressure Found in Black Americans

MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure than whites, and now a large new study has pinpointed four common genetic variations affecting their risk.

Cancer Drug May Be Helpful for Diabetes, Mouse Study Hints

SUNDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug Zaltrap (aflibercept) could help treat diabetes, suggest findings from research using mice.

Same-Sex Couples' Kids Less Likely to Have Private Health Insurance: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Children of same-sex parents are less likely than their peers to have private health insurance, but the disparity shrinks in states that recognize legal same-sex unions, a new U.S. study finds.

CDC Sounds Alarm on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- More than 2 million people come down with infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year in the United States, leading to at least 23,000 deaths, according to a report released Monday by federal health officials.

Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms, Study Says

MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who are the victims of bullies are often reluctant to report the abuse. But a new study shows that frequent and unexplained physical symptoms are common in bullied children, and experts say they can be signs that should alert parents and teachers to a problem.

U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- American teens may be getting the message that carrying excess weight isn't good for them.

New Device Approved for Enlarged Prostate

MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The UroLift system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat low or blocked urine flow in men aged 50 and older who have an enlarged prostate.

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