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October 22, 2013

Health Tip: Caring for Calluses

(HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes should take good care of their feet to prevent problems caused by poor circulation. And tending to foot calluses is no exception.

Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits at Any Age

(HealthDay News) -- No matter your age or physical condition, it's never too late to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Vets With Gulf War Syndrome Show Brain Changes, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new study shows changes in the brains of Gulf War soldiers who are believed to have been sickened by exposure to chemical weapons and may provide insight into why they often report memory problems.

Study Probes Why Truckers Use Booze, Illicit Drugs

TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Studies of substance abuse by truckers show varying results, but at least some drivers turn to alcohol or illicit drugs while behind the wheel, a new review finds.

Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism in the United States routinely take one or more prescription medications, even though little evidence exists regarding the drugs' safety or effectiveness for treating the neurodevelopmental condition, a new study finds.

Just 12 Percent of Women Over 50 Are 'Satisfied' With Their Bodies

TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Be it muffin tops, saddlebags, chicken wings or thunder thighs, there's a lot that most women can find to dislike about their bodies.

Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Getting regular daily exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity may also boost students' academic performance, according to a new U.K. study.

Obese Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Have Shorter Survival, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer usually carries with it a poor prognosis, and the news may be even worse for those who are obese: It could mean dying two to three months sooner than pancreatic cancer patients of normal weight, new research shows.

Health Highlights: Oct. 22, 2013

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

Learning Challenging Skills Tied to Better Memory in Seniors

TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Learning mentally challenging new skills such as digital photography may help keep older adults' minds sharp, a new study suggests.

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