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September 15, 2014

Health Tip: Avoiding Computer Strain

(HealthDay News) -- If you aren't positioned correctly at the computer, you may be left with some serious strains, aches and pains.

Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Ear Infection

(HealthDay News) -- Children seem particularly prone to ear infections, but there are things parents can do to help lower a child's risk.

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Trading the gas pedal for foot power or bike power to get to your job can also improve your mental health, British researchers report.

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of scientists has identified 23 new genetic variants linked to a greater risk for prostate cancer.

American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

SATURDAY, Sept. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American doctor infected with Ebola who is being treated at a Nebraska hospital is getting his appetite back, doctors there said.

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The human brain may have a way to compensate for the build-up of a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. That could help explain why some older people who have beta-amyloid deposits do not develop dementia, California researchers report.

Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2014

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

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The severe respiratory virus believed to have sickened hundreds of U.S. children in Midwestern and Western states has now spread to the Northeast, health officials report.

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