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September 24, 2014

Better-Educated People More Open to Dubious Health Info on Web: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Younger college graduates are more likely to trust health information from questionable sources on the Internet than older high school grads would, new research reports.

Health Tip: Check Your Child for Head Lice

(HealthDay News) -- Head lice are easily spread from person to person by close contact or by sharing items such as hairbrushes or towels.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Gum Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious dental problems. That's why it's important to recognize the risk factors.

Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long stays in intensive care lead to a big reduction in the types of microbes in patients' intestines, and some of those that remain are potentially deadly, a new study indicates.

Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People tend to drink more alcohol on days when they're more physically active, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2014

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

29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia now have a total of 213 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illness that typically targets children, U.S. health officials are reporting.

Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The top U.S. soda makers have agreed to help reduce Americans' consumption of calories from sugary beverages by one-fifth during the next decade -- by shrinking drink sizes and marketing healthier options.

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