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September 17, 2013

Health Tip: Help Your Teen Get Enough Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Teens need plenty of sleep, about nine hours per night. That can be tough to achieve, but parents can help instill healthy sleep habits.

Health Tip: Easing the Discomfort of Late Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- As you near the end of your pregnancy, the aches, pains and general discomforts may worsen.

Protein Found in Blood Might Help Detect Lung Cancer Sooner: Report

TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that can be detected using a noninvasive blood test might one day help aid in the early diagnosis of lung cancer, preliminary research suggests.

'Bath Salts' Drugs Led to 23,000 ER Visits in One Year: U.S. Report

TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Street drugs called "bath salts" were linked to nearly 23,000 emergency department visits in the United States in 2011, a new report says.

Blueberries, Red Grapes May Boost Body's Immune Function

TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Red grapes and blueberries may give your immune system a boost, according to a new study.

Healthy Lifestyle May Reverse Cellular Aging, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy behaviors such as exercise, good diet and stress management have the potential to reverse aging on a molecular level and partly restore the vitality of a person's cells, according to a new pilot study.

Frequent Cold Sores Tied to Genetic Mutation in Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation explains why some people develop cold sores while others do not, according to a new study.

Report Sees Continued Advances in War Against Cancer

TUESDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 14 million people in the United States, or one in 23, are now cancer survivors.

Health Highlights: Sept. 17, 2013

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

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