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September 18, 2015

Health Tip: Shave Properly

(HealthDay News) -- Taking extra care while shaving can help prevent nicks, cuts and ingrown hair.

Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Nail Fungus

(HealthDay News) -- If you frequent public showers or pools and don't always don your shoes, you may be more prone to nail fungus, a condition medically known as onychomycosis.

Smoking Linked to Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers have a much greater risk for type 2 diabetes than those who never smoked, and the same is true for those routinely exposed to secondhand smoke, a new study suggests.

Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment, new research reports.

Workday Breaks Help Employees Reboot, Researchers Say

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for the office coffee klatch: Office workers who take short, frequent breaks during the workday have more stamina and fewer aches and pains when they return to work, a new study suggests.

Diabetes Should Be a Factor in Weight-Loss Surgery Decision: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients with type 2 diabetes might reap greater health-care savings after weight-loss surgery than obese patients without diabetes, researchers say.

Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The slow, fluid movements of tai chi -- an ancient Chinese exercise -- appear to help older adults with chronic conditions improve their physical function, a new review suggests.

Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents' long-simmering concerns over the safety of childhood vaccines received unexpected -- and, in some quarters, unwelcome -- notice during the second Republican presidential candidates' debate.

Health Highlights: Sept. 18, 2015

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

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