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October 01, 2014

Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne Scars

(HealthDay News) -- Proper skin care can minimize acne and help prevent scarring.

Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy Dinners

(HealthDay News) -- It can be difficult to find the time, energy and motivation to put together a healthy family dinner every night of the week.

Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A study in rats hints that exposure to dim light at night may make human breast cancer tumors resistant to the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin.

Oncologists' Group Calls for Measures to Curb Obesity-Related Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate steps need to be taken to slow the rise of obesity-related cancers in the United States, a group of cancer specialists says.

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.

Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine meant to protect against nine types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 90 percent of all cervical cancers, a new study suggests.

Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 2 million children younger than 5 died worldwide in 2013 of complications from premature birth and pneumonia, a new study shows.

Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study says.

A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In perhaps one of the happiest studies ever conducted, scientists confirm what many partygoers know: Just add booze and groups of men start smiling.

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first confirmed case of Ebola has surfaced in the United States, involving a man who recently flew here from Liberia, federal health officials announced late Tuesday.

Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2014

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

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