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August 14, 2014

Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Hamstring Injury

(HealthDay News) -- Hamstring injury causes pain and discomfort in the back of the thigh. You can reduce your chances of developing this injury by avoiding common risk factors.

Health Tip: Living Green

(HealthDay News) -- Improving power consumption is good for you and fellow earthlings everywhere.

Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The types of food that many Southerners seem to prefer -- fried foods, sweet drinks and processed meals -- may be deadly for people with kidney disease, a new study suggests.

Employees Benefit From Natural Light, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Natural light during the work day may benefit employees by improving their sleep and quality of life, according to a new study.

Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only about 10 percent of inspected stores across the United States illegally sold tobacco products to minors during 2013, a U.S. government report says.

Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who have battled breast cancer might halve their chances of a recurrence if they take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regularly, new research suggests.

FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new prescription insomnia drug that's the first of its kind was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

Belsomra Approved for Insomnia

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Belsomra (suvorexant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat insomnia.

Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2014

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

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