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October 14, 2014

Health Tip: Signs You May Have Low Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- Low blood pressure, medically called hypotension, may increase a person's risk of falling.

Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

(HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis occurs when bones become thin and brittle, increasing the risk for fractures.

Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is obesity more deadly for some races than for others? Prior research had suggested that when blacks become obese, they might be slightly less likely to die early, compared to people of other races of similar weight.

Lowly House Fly's Gene Map Causes Buzz

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new map of the house fly's DNA -- its genome -- could help scientists take a swat at a host of human diseases, experts say.

Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of American patients who experience serious post-operative pain appears to have fallen significantly over the past decade, a new survey reveals.

Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse a condition known as metabolic syndrome, new research suggests.

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although exercise has long been thought to help improve the symptoms of depression, teenagers may not reap these benefits, a new British study suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2014

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

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