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September 26, 2014

Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down

(HealthDay News) -- Children between ages 8 and 15 who are in the upper half of their normal weight range are more likely than their leaner peers to become obese or overweight as young adults, research shows.

Health Tip: Health Tip: Are Your Teeth in a Grind?

(HealthDay News) -- As many as 40 million Americans engage in bruxism, better known as teeth grinding. Five percent to 10 percent of them grind their teeth so severely that they fracture dental fillings or cause other types of tooth damage.

Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's immune system is stronger than previously thought, a new study indicates.

Obese Teen Boys May Make Less Once They Enter Workforce: Study

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The incomes of adult men who were obese as teens may be nearly one-fifth lower than those who weren't obese during adolescence, a new study contends.

Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications: Study

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Screening and treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea before they have surgery may reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications by more than half, a new study suggests.

Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that "talk therapy" is the better first option.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held Saturday at more than 5,200 sites across the United States, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration says.

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recurring emotional stress may trigger a stronger biochemical response in overweight people, possibly increasing their risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2014

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