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October 10, 2014

Health Tip: Wearing High Heels

(HealthDay News) -- Wearing high heels may be fashionable, but they can wreak havoc on your body.

Health Tip: Relieving Pain During Delivery

(HealthDay News) -- Pain management during delivery is a very personal choice for each woman, with some not wanting to use medication.

Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy.

Peers Best at Convincing High-Risk Individuals to Get HIV Test: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to get people at high risk for HIV tested for the AIDS-causing virus is to have other high-risk people do the convincing, a new study suggests.

Those Little Gas Spills When You Fill Up May Harm the Environment

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Routine small fuel spills at gas stations could cause long-term harm to communities as the gas leaks into the soil and groundwater, a new study suggests.

Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few healthy habits could reduce your risk for colon cancer, according to a new study.

Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola: Poll

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of Americans now view Ebola as a major public health threat to the United States, with many saying they'd change their travel plans due to Ebola fears, a new Harris Poll/HealthDaysurvey reveals.

High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return in Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After surgery for prostate cancer, elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the cancer's return, a new study suggests.

Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The childhood pneumococcal vaccine helps children avoid the suffering and danger of ear infections, meningitis and pneumonia. And a new study suggests it may provide an added bonus: cutting down on infections from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs."

Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2014

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

U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. troops have arrived in the beleaguered nation of Liberia, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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