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November 06, 2014

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women

(HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States, government statistics show.

Health Tip: Cleaning a Litter Box During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that may be transmitted via cat feces. Pregnant women should avoid coming into contact with the parasite to protect the developing fetus.

'Unconditional Regard' Buoys Kids' Self-Esteem

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who believe their friends like them, no matter what, may be less prone to feeling bad about themselves when things go wrong, a new study hints.

Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genes influence a person's body weight by determining the types of bacteria that live in the intestines, a new study reveals.

Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes who undergo a weight-loss procedure called laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery have a low risk for complications or death, according to a new study.

The Golden Years Don't Glitter for All

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People in high-income English-speaking countries tend to grow more satisfied with their lives as they age, but that's not the case in many other nations, a new study finds.

Gluten Isn't the Only Culprit in Celiac Disease, Study Says

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's known that gluten -- found in wheat, rye and barley -- is the cause of health problems in people with celiac disease. Now, new research suggests these folks may also react to non-gluten wheat proteins.

NYC Ebola Patient Passing Time in Isolation Playing Banjo: Reports

THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in West Africa apparently feels well enough now to ride a stationary bike, practice yoga and play the banjo while under quarantine.

Health Highlights: Nov. 6, 2014

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

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