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October 09, 2014

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Live Healthier

(HealthDay News) -- Children can learn healthy habits that can help them throughout their lives.

Health Tip: Enjoy the Fruits (and Veggies) of Autumn

(HealthDay News) -- Autumn offers a bounty of healthy produce, so take advantage of the flavors and nutritional benefits of the season.

Contact Sports Boost Spread of 'Superbug' Germs, Study Says

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA), new research finds.

Kids May Leave Hospital Sooner When Antibiotics Are Controlled

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that children who are hospitalized get discharged sooner and come back less often when hospitals take extra efforts to control treatment that uses antibiotics.

Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fried food before pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new study.

Rely on Mom-to-Be When Epidural Is Needed

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to pain relief during labor and delivery, mom probably knows best, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 9, 2014

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

Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who mapped out the shape and structure of a key protein in the Ebola virus say their discovery could help efforts to develop drugs to prevent or treat infection with the deadly pathogen.

Ebola Screening to Start Saturday at JFK Airport in New York

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stepped-up screening measures for Ebola will begin Saturday at JFK International Airport in New York City, the first of five major U.S. airports that will start screening travelers entering the country from West Africa.

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