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September 23, 2014

Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy

(HealthDay News) -- If you're toning up or striving to lose a few extra pounds, working out with a partner or friend can make the job easier and more fun.

Health Tip: Relax Daily

(HealthDay News) -- To be healthier mentally, emotionally and physically, take time each day to relax.

Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of losing your job can increase the risk for developing asthma, according to a new European study.

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health is investing $10 million in additional funding in scientific trials to encourage researchers to consider gender in their preclinical and clinical studies.

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All sexually active women 24 years and younger should be screened for two of the most common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People using cholesterol-lowering drugs while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke -- which causes bleeding in the brain -- were more than four times more likely to survive than people who weren't taking the drugs, according to a new study.

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study finds.

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine if doctors and hospitals got paid for providing bettercare, not morecare, and consumers had better data for making informed health choices.

Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2014

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

Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first blood test to detect five strains of yeast that cause rare blood infections in people with weakened immune systems has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infections from the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone could soar to 1.4 million cases by mid-January unless the global community mounts a rapid response to the West African crisis, according to new estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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