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September 10, 2015

Health Tip: Choosing Shoes for Your Busy Toddler

(HealthDay News) -- Finding the right shoe for a growing toddler is important, since your little one is learning to navigate the world on his own two feet.

Health Tip: Get Involved at Your Child's School

(HealthDay News) -- Parents who become involved in a child's education help the child learn and develop.

Soft Skin of Others May Be an Illusion, Study Says

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it turns out the feeling of soft skin may be just as subjective.

Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu vaccine doesn't just protect you -- it may also help older folks in your community avoid the miserable illness, new research says.

More Evidence Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Transmission

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's more data showing that a daily HIV medication called Truvada may prevent HIV-negative gay men at high-risk for infection from contracting the AIDS-causing virus.

Short, Intense Workouts May Help Hearts of Type 2 Diabetics

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that short bouts of high-intensity exercise could help reverse some early cardiac changes in people with type 2 diabetes.

Seasonal Melatonin Levels May Affect MS Flare-Ups, Study Says

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of the hormone melatonin are linked to a lower incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups during the darker months of fall and winter, new research suggests.

Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling to breathe with sinus troubles can keep you from getting a good night's sleep. But a new study suggests that surgery to deal with chronically stuffed sinuses can help people breathe and sleep better, including people with sleep apnea.

Health Highlights: Sept. 10, 2015

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

2nd Death Reported in Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A second death has been reported in a salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers and caused 341 illnesses in 30 states, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

Fewer U.S. Teens Abusing Alcohol, Prescription Meds: Survey

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news from a new U.S. government report: The percentage of people ages 12 to 17 who smoke, drink or abuse certain drugs is falling.

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