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October 07, 2014

Health Tip: Troubled by High Triglycerides?

(HealthDay News) -- Triglycerides are fats that build up in the blood, and high levels mean an increased risk of cardiovascular problems.

Health Tip: Tight Shoes May Be Damaging Your Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Shoes that are too snug can cause some serious and painful problems, including bunions and corns.

Health Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors remain at high risk for another stroke or other serious medical problems and death for at least five years, a new study suggests.

Teens With Cerebral Palsy Report High Quality of Life in Survey

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with cerebral palsy are just as happy with their lives as teens without the physical disability, a new survey shows.

MRI May Spot Early Signs of Mental Decline, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An MRI scan that measures blood flow in the brain may help predict which older adults are at risk for future memory loss, a preliminary study suggests.

Some People Are Born Java Junkies, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who chug lots of coffee may have their genetics to thank for their java cravings, a new study says.

Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers From West Africa

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama said Monday that his administration is preparing additional screening measures to prevent the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa from gaining a foothold in the United States.

Health Highlights: Oct. 7, 2014

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

Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, a U.S. task force has recommended.

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