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September 04, 2015

People Perceive Tall Men in 30s as Most Dominant

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Like beauty, dominance seems to be in the eye of the beholder, with new research suggesting that taller men in their mid-30s with masculine features are seen as highly dominant.

Health Tip: Weigh Yourself Regularly

(HealthDay News) -- Self-monitoring is an important part of losing and maintaining a healthy weight. Weighing yourself regularly can help you stay on track.

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Hypothyroidism

(HealthDay News) -- When the thyroid doesn't produce enough hormone, your metabolism slows, which may lead to dangerous side effects.

Researchers Explore Memory Problems Related to Parkinson's

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with Parkinson's disease have memory problems, researchers report.

Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are getting smarter, but their mental health and physical fitness levels are falling, new research from Germany suggests.

She Had Leukemia 7,000 Years Ago

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Life in Europe's Neolithic Age, more than 7,000 years ago, was never easy. But an examination of the remains of a woman from the period suggests she battled a foe still prevalent today -- leukemia.

More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that weight-loss surgery might help people rid themselves of type 2 diabetes, and a new study finds that the effect might be long-lasting.

Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The repetitive and restrictive behaviors common in autism aren't seen as often in girls as they are in boys with the disorder, a new study says.

Health Highlights: Sept. 4, 2015

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