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September 30, 2015

Health Tip: What's Behind That Cough?

(HealthDay News) -- A cough is the body's reaction to an irritant in the airways.

Health Tip: Don't Drink and Drive

(HealthDay News) -- Thousands die each year in alcohol-related car crashes.

Abused Women Struggle With More Severe Menopause Symptoms: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who suffer abuse may have more severe menopause symptoms, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests.

Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too little sleep may lead to too little intimacy for postmenopausal women, a new study finds.

U.S. Combat Deaths Declined Under 'Golden Hour Policy': Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Faster helicopter transport times helped reduce deaths among U.S. soldiers who suffered serious combat injuries in Afghanistan, researchers say.

Melanoma Skin Checks Can Have Added Bonus: Stronger Relationships

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a spouse, family member or friend check those "hard to see" spaces on your skin for suspicious lesions is a known way to help spot and fight skin cancer.

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start hormone therapy toward the beginning of menopause may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests.

'Placebo Effect' Might Help Predict Response to Depression Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression who show improvement when taking fake drugs get the greatest benefit from real medications, a new study finds.

Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extra calcium may not protect your aging bones after all.

Higher-Protein Diet May Help Some With Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes may benefit from a higher-protein diet, but it likely depends on whether or not they have a particular gene related to vitamin D metabolism, new research suggests.

More Than 670 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 671 illnesses in 34 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new federal report on suicide finds that young adult Native Americans continue to be at a much higher risk of killing themselves than other racial or ethnic groups in the United States.

Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2015

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