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October 29, 2014

Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- Diet plays a big role in managing hypertension, and a few simple changes can help improve your blood pressure.

Health Tip: Driving Safely at Night

(HealthDay News) -- It's more difficult to see at night than during the day, but there are things drivers can do to help keep travelers and pedestrians safe.

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some food labels may not reliably list all possible food allergens, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial.

Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that state laws requiring "universal" motorcycle helmet use -- instead of helmet laws just for certain ages -- may lower the rates of traumatic brain injuries in young riders.

Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to heart disease, a new study finds women are more likely than men to delay care when they have symptoms that spell trouble.

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a common plastics' chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints.

Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports.

Can Lots of Sex Protect the Prostate?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Don Juans of the world, take note: Men who sleep with lots of women may be less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don't play the field, a new Canadian study suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2014

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

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