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October 01, 2015

Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints

(HealthDay News) -- Carrying around too much weight can cause lots of problems in children, affecting the muscles, bones and joints.

Health Tip: Stay Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to develop healthy habits before and during pregnancy -- and to maintain them once your baby is born.

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to behavioral problems in children, a new study suggests.

Sender Often Focus of Mobile Tweets, Study Says

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People are more likely to be focused on themselves when they tweet from mobile devices than from other sources, a new study suggests.

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recently, CT-based screening for lung cancer in long-term smokers has been recommended by experts, and the scans are now covered by Medicare and some private insurers.

Science Probes Why Beauty Is In Eye of the Beholder

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Think Brad Pitt is as handsome as George Clooney? Why or why not?

Psoriasis, Depression Often Go Hand in Hand: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regardless of severity, patients with the often disfiguring skin condition psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests.

Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports.

Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2015

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

'Drugged Driving' on the Rise in U.S.

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are under the influence of drugs while they drive, even as drunk driving rates decline, new research shows.

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