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August 20, 2015

Health Tip: Poor Eating Habits

(HealthDay News) -- Poor eating habits can trigger overeating and destroy a weight-loss plan.

Health Tip: Diet Affects Your Dental Health

(HealthDay News) -- Diet plays a critical role in your dental health.

Why the Aging Brain Is More Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and researchers now think they know why that's the case.

People With Few Moles Apt to Develop Deadlier Skin Cancer: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have many moles are at increased risk for melanoma skin cancer, but people with fewer moles may be more likely to develop a more aggressive form of the disease, a new study suggests.

Many Parents Aren't Shielding Babies From Sun's Harmful Rays: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents aren't providing their babies with proper sun protection, a new small study finds.

Don't Let Bedbugs Ruin Your Vacation

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbug infestations are on the rise, but savvy travelers know how to stop the pests from spoiling holiday trips.

Got a Rash? You Might Be Allergic to Nickel, Dermatologist Says

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nickel is one of the most common causes of a skin rash that occurs due to contact with an allergen, a dermatologist says.

Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of workers who put in lots of overtime may be upping their odds for a stroke, a new study contends.

Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggests.

Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Aug 20, 2015

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

Jimmy Carter Being Treated for Melanoma That Has Spread to Brain

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Displaying the grace and calm that has been a hallmark of much of his public life, former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that doctors have found cancer on his brain, and he plans to undergo radiation treatment and targeted therapy.

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