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August 26, 2015

Health Tip: Home Remedies to Ease Dandruff

(HealthDay News) -- Dandruff is an embarrassing problem, but there are home remedies available to help ease flakiness and itching.

Health Tip: Coping With a Bump on the Back of the Heel

(HealthDay News) -- Haglund's deformity is characterized by a benign bump that forms at the back of the heel. It's common among women who wear high heels, having earned the nickname "pump bump."

False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.

Teens Not the Only Ones Using Cellphones While Driving

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers aren't the only ones prone to texting and talking while driving: A new survey finds that the vast majority of adults use their cellphones behind the wheel.

Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gay teen boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than older gay males, researchers report.

Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drugs may help protect people from developing Ebola after exposure to the deadly virus, a new case study suggests.

Many Kids Tossing Fruits, Veggies in Trash Since New U.S. School Lunch Rules

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More fruits and vegetables ended up in the garbage after the U.S. government introduced a rule requiring fruits and vegetables to be included with school lunches, a new study finds.

Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana's potential effect on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic.

Health Highlights: Aug 26, 2015

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

Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants at high risk for peanut allergies should be given foods containing peanuts before they reach the age of 1 year, a new consensus statement from 10 medical groups states.

Household Dust Harbors Thousands of Microbial Species

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You've got a lot of unsuspected roommates: A new study finds that ordinary house dust contains thousands of species of bacteria and fungi.

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