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September 23, 2015

Health Tip: Walk Correctly

(HealthDay News) -- Walking bears a low risk of injury, but it's still possible to hurt yourself if you do it wrong.

Health Tip: Prevent Back Injury When Lifting

(HealthDay News) -- Repeated or heavy lifting can strain the back and leave you with aching or injured back muscles.

Antidepressants Top Treatment Choice for Severe PMS: Researchers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants are the first treatment choice for a severe type of premenstrual syndrome associated with suicidal thoughts, according to a new research review.

Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have pinpointed a region of the brain that helps you complete a series of activities in the right order, such as getting dressed and carrying out typical daily routines.

Suicides Decline With Prevention Measures at Known 'Hotspots': Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preventive measures at "suicide hotspots" such as high bridges and cliffs might greatly reduce the number of suicides at these locations, a new review suggests.

Why People in 'Tall' Nations Are More Likely to Be Slim

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a genetic link between being tall and being thin, a new study indicates.

Coffee May Not Risk Irregular Heartbeat, Study Claims

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that drinking coffee doesn't seem to up the odds of a common type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.

Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tapping your foot, drumming your fingers, shifting in your office chair -- many people fidget at some point in their day.

Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although money may be the last thing a parent worries about after a child is diagnosed with cancer, new research shows that a cancer diagnosis can take a significant toll on a family's financial well-being, too.

Not All Trans Fats Harm the Heart, German Study Contends

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For years, trans fats have been viewed as bad for the heart, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last summer to ban artificial trans fats from food products.

Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2015

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