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September 24, 2015

Health Tip: Is Dust Causing Your Allergy?

(HealthDay News) -- An allergy to dust can lead to lots of teary eyes, sneezing and coughing.

Health Tip: When a Rash Signals Trouble

(HealthDay News) -- A skin rash often isn't a major worry, but there are warning signs that it could mean trouble.

Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke puts children with asthma at nearly double the risk of winding up in the hospital, a new analysis reveals.

Short Legs May Explain Why Toddlers Teeter

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers often spend more time wobbling than walking or running, and their short legs may be the reason why, new research says.

Paralyzed Man Walks Using Technology That Bypasses Spinal Cord

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A paralyzed 26-year-old man has walked for the first time in five years, thanks to an electrical system that connects his brain and legs, bypassing his injured spine, researchers are reporting.

Almost Half of American Adults With HIV Don't Take Meds: Report

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of American adults infected with HIV don't take medications that can prevent them from developing AIDS, a new government report shows.

Later Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help Smallest Preemies

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord benefits extremely premature newborns, a new study suggests.

Finding Disease Cures Can Take Up to a Century: Analysis

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A team of scientists has looked back over decades of discovery to conclude that it can take dozens of years, even a century, for cumulative research to lead to a cure for a single disease.

Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In surprising new research, experts report that the timing of taking your blood pressure medicine could have a big impact on whether or not you develop type 2 diabetes.

Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2015

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

Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with impaired hearing may have a shorter life span than their peers without hearing problems, a new study suggests.

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