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September 29, 2014

Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set

(HealthDay News) -- If you're assembling a swing set, take steps to make sure it's properly assembled and safe for your child.

Health Tip: What Causes Hives?

(HealthDay News) -- Hives are an allergic skin reaction caused by the body's release of histamine.

Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

SUNDAY, Sept. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a sign of early development of pancreatic cancer, a leading cause of cancer death. And, they add, their discovery might lead one day to a new test to detect the disease in its initial and more treatable stages.

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular daily exercise appears to improve children's attention and multi-tasking skills, according to a new study.

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For those visiting a person with advanced Alzheimer's, the moment can be bittersweet -- will the patient even remember or care that the loved one was there?

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state.

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can harm a child's academic performance and social skills as early as the second grade, a new Australian study contends.

Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2014

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

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Another American doctor exposed to the Ebola virus while working in West Africa was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health in suburban Washington, D.C.

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