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October 24, 2013

Health Tip: If You're Feeling Forgetful

(HealthDay News) -- Forgetfulness may be a normal sign of aging, or a warning sign of a condition such as Alzheimer's disease.

Health Tip: Avoid Bathseats for Toddlers

(HealthDay News) -- If you're thinking of bathing baby in a bath seat, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against use of this device.

Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A specific genetic variant might help explain why eating red and processed meat is associated with an increased risk of colon cancer, a small, new study contends.

Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?

MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who get less sleep or poor sleep may have more of the plaque that is suggestive of Alzheimer's disease in their brains, a new study indicates.

Gene Mutation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is on the rise among children, and a particular genetic mutation might play a role for some kids, a new study suggests.

Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows

THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke rates among young and middle-aged people worldwide are increasing and these groups now account for nearly one-third of all strokes, according to a new study.

Prostate Biopsies May Cause Unnecessary Worry for Many Men, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Men who undergo a biopsy that rules out prostate cancer might still experience severe anxiety because the procedure can result in pain or bleeding, researchers have found.

Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane

THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Love may not only be blind and make the heart beat faster, it might also make a man's feet move more slowly, a new study finds.

Do Some Docs Have Vested Interest in Prescribing Radiation for Prostate Cancer?

THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with prostate cancer may be encouraged to get radiation therapy by urologists who own the equipment, new research suggests.

Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors

THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- For patients being treated for a blockage in the artery that supplies blood to the head, inserting a stent may raise the risk of stroke more in elderly patients than in younger patients, a large new evidence review finds.

Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2013

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