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October 09, 2015

Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided.

Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet Use

(HealthDay News) -- An involved parent can help keep a child safe while he or she uses the Internet.

Health Tip: When You Get a Cut

(HealthDay News) -- Most minor cuts can be cared for at home, but there are times when a cut needs a doctor's attention.

Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People arriving at the emergency room for a fall may be there due to an underlying infection rather than clumsiness, a new study suggests.

Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that a common gene variant may be linked to both early pregnancy loss and failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments.

Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Birth weight and growth during childhood could affect hearing, vision, thinking and memory later in life, a new study suggests.

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The choice to die at home, rather than in a hospital, provides great comfort to both the patient and their loved ones, a new British study says.

Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American doctors do not feel confident that they can spot the reason for a stroke that strikes in the absence of a clearly established cause.

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers hoping to stay awake during a cesarean-section delivery can find comfort in the latest study on epidurals and spinal blocks: Complications from those anesthetic procedures dropped 25 percent over 10 years.

Health Highlights: Oct. 9, 2015

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

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