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September 11, 2014

Health Tip: Choose Healthier Beverages

(HealthDay News) -- Trendy coffees, sodas and other sweetened beverages can quickly add extra calories to your diet.

Health Tip: If Your Child Can't Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems among children can contribute to a host of health and behavioral problems.

Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests.

Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may be more vulnerable to environmental food cues than thin people because of differences in their brain chemistry, a new study suggests.

Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Significantly lower levels of a key estrogen receptor may play a role in autism spectrum disorders, according to a new study.

Researchers Probe Molecular Cause for Glaucoma

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A novel study of mice has shed new light on the molecular basis for glaucoma, which is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Michael Court is a scientist and a dog lover, so he jumped at the chance to enroll his golden retriever in a nationwide study aimed at fighting cancer and other ills in canines.

'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London.

Health Highlights: Sept. 11, 2014

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

FDA Approves New Obesity Drug

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new weight-loss drug on Wednesday marks the third time the agency has given its blessing to a new diet medication since 2012.

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