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September 25, 2014

Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay

(HealthDay News) -- If you want to avoid sneezes, sniffles and other signs of colds and flu, there are things you can do to help stop the spread of germs.

Health Tip: Ward Off Stress

(HealthDay News) -- No one's life is stress-free, so it's important to deal with stress and prevent undue anxiety when possible.

Obesity Isn't Sole Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the type 2 diabetes epidemic is commonly linked to being overweight or obese, excess weight isn't the only factor driving the trend, new research suggests.

Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with high-functioning autism are stronger in a certain grammar skill than those without autism, according to a small study.

Can All Work and No Play Make You Diabetic?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may increase your risk for diabetes, a new study suggests. But the finding seems to depend on your job.

Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) -- may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests.

Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to minimize your chances of developing breast cancer, staying the same skirt size over the years might help, a new study suggests.

Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people mired in grief after a loved one's death, a specially designed therapy may work better than a standard treatment for depression, a new study finds.

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only one of four American children who has health insurance and has been prescribed medication to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also receives some form of talk therapy, according to a new study.

U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government announced Thursday that it will launch a massive research effort to explore alternative ways of managing chronic pain among members of the military.

Health Highlights: Sept. 25, 2014

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