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October 23, 2013

Researchers Describe 1st 'Functional Cure' of HIV in Baby

SUNDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A baby born two-and-a-half years ago in Mississippi with HIV is the first case of a so-called "functional cure" of the infection, researchers announced Sunday.

Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain at College

(HealthDay News) -- It's common for college students to pack on a few pounds while they're away at school.

Health Tip: When Athletes Smoke

(HealthDay News) -- Among the many reasons for kids to stay away from tobacco: it can significantly affect performance if you're an athlete.

Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although traumatic injuries can be even more dangerous for the elderly than for other adults, these patients often do not receive the specialized care they need, according to a new study.

First Windpipe Transplant Holding Up Over Time: Report

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Five years ago, researchers performed the first successful transplant of a tissue-engineered airway on a 30-year-old Colombian woman. Today, she's still doing well, according to a new follow-up report on the surgery.

Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- About three-quarters of American high school students say they don't drink alcohol, a new survey finds.

Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The 16-day federal government shutdown earlier this month hindered the ability of U.S. health officials to monitor flu activity around the country.

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2013

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

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