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September 02, 2014

Health Tip: Want Healthier Hair?

(HealthDay News) -- If it's healthier hair you seek, the American Academy of Dermatology offers these suggestions:

Health Tip: Aging Well

(HealthDay News) -- Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best things you can do to stay healthier as you age.

'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to excess pounds and blood pressure, all fat may not be created equal, a new study finds.

Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta -- used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests.

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born early or at low birth weight are at risk later in life of having smaller, less efficient brains or health problems that increase their risk for heart disease, according to a pair of new studies.

Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of Americans' diets has improved somewhat but remains poor overall, and dietary disparity between the rich and poor is growing, a new study shows.

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says

SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients.

Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.

Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline, a new study contends.

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding.

Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2014

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

'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, but a new study challenges that theory.

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