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October 16, 2014
Health Tip: Pain in the Foot?
(HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of foot arthritis, including painful inflammation and swelling, can make it difficult to take even a few steps.
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Pedestrian Safety
(HealthDay News) -- To help keep kids safe while they're walking to school, a friend's house or just around town, be sure to discuss pedestrian safety.
Gut Microbes Tied to Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests.
Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large number of American teens continue to send and receive sexual images on their cellphones -- a practice dubbed sexting, according to a new study.
Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Australian study throws doubt on the notion that a more gradual approach to weight loss is always the most effective route to take.
Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, healthy eating and good weight control may help improve survival of breast cancer patients, according to a large-scale review.
If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Muffins -- and other fatty foods -- can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart than if they're made with saturated fats like butter, a small study suggests.
ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of visits to U.S. emergency rooms linked to synthetic pot -- also known as "K2" or "Spice" -- have more than doubled in recent years, U.S. officials reported Thursday.
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and obesity tend to go hand in hand, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Ebola Nurse From Dallas Transferred to Atlanta Medical Center
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second nurse at a Dallas hospital to be diagnosed with Ebola was transferred Wednesday night to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, the medical center that has successfully treated two other patients with the often fatal disease.
Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease
THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat progressive lung scarring from an uncertain cause, medically called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
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