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October 14, 2015

Health Tip: Help College Kids Have Healthy Ambition

(HealthDay News) -- While you hope that your college student is ambitious, you also want that ambition to be appropriate and not an endless drive for perfection.

Health Tip: Help Prevent Rabies

(HealthDay News) -- Rabies is a dangerous disease that can be transmitted to animals and people alike via the bite of an infected animal.

Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Current therapies for children with Crohn's disease don't fully restore healthy bacteria and fungi populations in their digestive systems, a new study shows.

Study Ties Essure Birth Control Implant to Greater Need for Reoperation

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research raises concerns about Essure, an implanted long-term birth control device that's already the focus of controversy.

Churches a Good Place for HIV Testing, Treatment in Africa

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Churches and other faith-based centers are good locations to offer HIV testing and treatment for pregnant women in isolated areas of sub-Saharan Africa, a new study shows.

Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who return to work while breast-feeding still face significant obstacles, research shows.

Small Hospitals Seeing More Drug-Resistant E. Coli Infections

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-resistant E. coli infections are on the increase in small community hospitals, where more than half of U.S. patients receive their health care, researchers report.

Plight of NFL Player Stricken by MRSA Germ 'Extremely Unusual'

TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infectious diseases doctors say they're puzzled by a serious MRSA infection that could cost a professional football player his foot.

Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2015

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

Caramel Apples Can Harbor Listeria, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Caramel apples with dipping sticks -- sometimes handed out as Halloween treats -- can make you sick if they're not refrigerated, researchers warn.

Study Questions Findings That Prolonged Sitting Is Unhealthy

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long periods might not be as deadly as previous research has suggested.

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