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October 19, 2015

Health Tip: Watch Out for the Saltiest Foods

(HealthDay News) -- Too much salt can wreak havoc on your health, yet it's hidden in foods that you probably eat every day.

Health Tip: Promote Healthy Habits During Meals

(HealthDay News) -- A family's outlook on eating and exercise can play a significant role in determining a child's weight and overall health.

Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Disaster response plans need to place more emphasis on the needs of children, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says.

Newborns Vulnerable to Common Staph Infections: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bloodstream infections in newborns are rare, but when they occur, normal staph infections are just as dangerous as antibiotic-resistant ones, a new study finds.

Making Headway Toward Causes of Eczema

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New gene variants associated with the skin condition eczema have been identified by an international team of researchers.

Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preteen girls with a strong family history of breast cancer worry more than their peers without that background about getting breast cancer themselves, new research shows.

No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some studies have hinted that a little alcohol might be harmless during pregnancy, a leading U.S. pediatricians' group has issued a new warning that no amount of drinking is safe while pregnant.

It's Time for Your Flu Shot

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The start of flu season is just around the corner and U.S. health officials are urging everyone aged 6 months and older to get their yearly flu shot.

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have moved closer to developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.

Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2015

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

Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of breast conservation surgery and radiation is as effective as breast removal for some women with large, localized invasive breast tumors, a new study contends.

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