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April 15, 2014

Health Tip: Practice Biking Safety

(HealthDay News) -- If you're out biking, make sure you follow the rules of the road to stay safe.

Health Tip: Minimizing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

(HealthDay News) -- Pollen and mold are common culprits of seasonal allergies, but there are things you can do to help minimize symptoms.

Gene Variant May Double Alzheimer's Risk for Women: Study

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a copy of a certain gene variant increases women's risk for Alzheimer's disease much more than it does for men, a new study indicates.

Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drop in salt consumption likely played a big role in a recent large reduction in deaths related to heart disease and stroke in England, a new study suggests.

Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.

Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report.

Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study has found.

Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns.

Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report

TUESDAY, April, 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for summer swimming and boating season comes a grim government report: Drowning deaths are still a problem in the United States, even though overall deaths from drowning are down.

Health Highlights: April 15, 2014

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

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum.

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