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September 01, 2015

Health Tip: Coping With Mosquito Bites

(HealthDay News) -- Mosquito bites are itchy and annoying, and tough to ignore when they're virtually screaming "scratch me!"

Health Tip: Taking Antacids

(HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter antacids are generally safe to help ease heartburn. But, there are some people who should check with their doctor before taking them.

Blood Pressure May Be Key to Brain Hemorrhage Recurrence

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who survive a brain hemorrhage, also known as a bleeding stroke, may be at higher risk for another one if they don't control their blood pressure, a new study warns.

Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although most Americans think mental health care is important, they often believe it's expensive and hard to get, a new survey shows.

Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People seem more likely to have atrial fibrillation as adults if they were exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or while in the womb, new research suggests.

Too Much Weight in Midlife Tied to Earlier Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding middle-age spread could be one way to delay the onset of dementia, a new study hints.

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals.

Health Highlights: Sept. 1, 2015

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

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like a fun way to exercise while going easy on aging joints. But new research shows that bicycling may be more risky for older Americans than thought.

More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher.

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