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October 03, 2014

Health Tip: Are You at a Healthy Weight?

(HealthDay News) -- Looking in the mirror or at the tag of your pants isn't the best way to see if you're at a healthy weight.

Health Tip: Exercise With Weights

(HealthDay News) -- Strength training with weights may help your muscles and overall health. But it's important to train safely and wisely.

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of breast cancer patients in the United States are having breast reconstruction surgery immediately after breast removal (mastectomy), a new study shows.

Standard Treatment for Underactive Thyroid Gland Still Best: Experts

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expert panel reviewing treatments for hypothyroidism has concluded that the drug levothyroxine (L-T4) should remain the standard of care.

Study Compares Insulin Regimens for Type 1 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with type 1 diabetes, long-acting insulin may be a better treatment choice than intermediate-acting insulin, a new review of the data suggests.

Drug Addiction Seen as 'Moral Failing,' Survey Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with drug addiction are much more likely to face stigma than those with mental illness because they're seen as having a "moral failing," according to a new survey.

Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When given to pregnant women, a common treatment for ulcerative colitis may inadvertently lower their baby's ability to fight off infections at birth, new French research suggests.

The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cyberbullying and negative messages targeting overweight and obese people are common on social media, a new study finds.

Bro Alert: Too Much Booze May Harm Your Sperm

THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more alcohol young men drink, the lower their sperm count and quality may be, new research suggests.

2nd Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse

THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Italian toddler thought cured of HIV with early aggressive treatment following birth has suffered a relapse, his doctors report.

About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas

THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials in Texas said Thursday that approximately 100 people who came into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are now being monitored for symptoms of the often fatal disease.

Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As Enterovirus D68 infections continue to spread across the United States, the American Lung Association offers tips on how to protect your child from infection and what to do if your child is struck by the virus.

Health Highlights: Oct. 3, 2014

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

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