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September 23, 2013

Silence, Inaction May Compound Problem of Domestic Violence: Survey

MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans know victims of domestic violence or sexual assault but too few talk about the issue or take action to help victims, according to a new survey released Monday.

Health Tip: Keep Your Nails Clean

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your fingernails and toenails trimmed and clean helps keep germs at bay and reduces your risk of infection.

Health Tip: Communicating With Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Communicating with your children can be a challenge, but there are things you can do to start the dialog.

Two Key Questions May Reveal Depression in Cancer Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A simple two-question survey can accurately screen cancer patients for depression, according to a new study.

'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC

MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although rates of infection with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are declining among American adults, the rates among children remain largely unchanged, a new government study finds.

Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms

MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The notion of new mothers easily and comfortably breast-feeding their newborns is challenged by new research that indicates nursing problems are a near-universal experience among first-time moms, and those reporting early concerns are nearly 10 times more likely to abandon breast-feeding within two months.

Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?

MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- An experiment based on the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic may have helped scientists move closer to developing a universal flu vaccine, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2013

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

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