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October 20, 2015

Health Tip: Considering Cough Medicine?

(HealthDay News) -- Cough medicine is a popular reach-for medication for people with a cold or the flu. But it may not be appropriate for every cough.

Health Tip: Easing Hives

(HealthDay News) -- Hives are red, itchy skin welts that stem from an allergic reaction. Finding out what caused the hives is a first step in ending the itch.

Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The heart ages differently for women and men. And this suggests a possible need for gender-specific treatments, according to a study published Oct. 20 in the journal Radiology.

Count the Moles on Your Arm to Predict Melanoma Risk?

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having 11 moles or more on your right arm might indicate higher risk of melanoma, British researchers say.

Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who gain too much weight during andafter pregnancy could increase the risk that their child will be overweight or obese in adolescence, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.

Teens Swayed by Alcohol Ads

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Advertising strongly influences which brands of alcohol teens drink, a new study finds.

Stereotypes Can Hurt a Patient's Care

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who fear being judged by health care providers have worse health than others, researchers report.

Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society is delaying the recommended age when a woman should start receiving annual mammograms, based on new research that shows the average risk for breast cancer increases near menopause.

Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2015

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

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to moms with a pregnancy complication called pre-eclampsia may have a heightened risk of heart defects, a large new study finds.

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