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September 03, 2014

Health Tip: Looking for the Right Weight-Loss Plan?

(HealthDay News) -- Ready to lose a few pounds? It's important to choose a healthy method of meeting and maintaining your dieting goals.

Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing

(HealthDay News) -- A nutrient-rich diet is essential for nursing mothers to promote a healthy supply of breast milk.

Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While artificial heart valves have long been available to adults, making permanent valves for children has been challenging because kids' bodies keep growing.

Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reminder letters signed by family doctors improve the chances that women who are overdue for mammography will return for the breast cancer screening, a new study finds.

Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.

E-Cigarette Vapor May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco Smoke: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand vapor created by one brand of electronic cigarette harbors fewer hazardous chemicals than regular cigarette smoke, although the researchers report the finding doesn't leave e-cigarettes in the clear.

'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the months after actress and activist Angelina Jolie revealed last year that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy because of an increased risk for breast cancer, the number of women referred for genetic counseling went up dramatically, a new Canadian study shows.

Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2014

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

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