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September 03, 2015

Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods

(HealthDay News) -- If your child tends to prefer junk food over healthier fare, there are ways to break the habit.

Health Tip: Shoe Inserts May Help Pain

(HealthDay News) -- If your feet tilt inward or you have foot pain for another reason, shoe inserts may help tame discomfort.

Probiotics Don't Keep Bad Bugs at Bay in Critically Ill: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotics don't protect the intestines of critically ill patients against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study indicates.

Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A needle-exchange program in Washington, D.C., has prevented hundreds of new HIV infections, a new study suggests.

Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers a compelling reason for parents to ban smartphones, tablets and laptops in their children's bedrooms at night: The bright light of these devices may lower levels of melatonin, a hormone that prompts sleep.

Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using tiny but powerful bursts of electricity to make holes in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests.

One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a third of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were diagnosed before the age of 6, even though there aren't many valid tests to support diagnosis in children that young, a new federal government report shows.

Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prisoners with mental and substance-use disorders are more likely to commit violent crimes after their release than other inmates, a new study reveals.

Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange have a more than doubled risk of developing abnormal blood cells that can become cancerous, a new study suggests.

Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early antiviral treatment for seniors with severe cases of the flu may shorten their hospital stay and reduce the need for extended care after discharge, a new government study finds.

Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2015

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

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