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HealthDay News - September 08, 2016

Health Tip: Recognize Overuse Injuries in Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Children who frequently play sports may be at risk for an overuse injury.

Health Tip: Choosing a Senior Home

(HealthDay News) -- No one wants to end up in a senior home. But there are ways to identify when such a place is well-suited for a loved one.

What's Regular Exercise Worth? Maybe $2,500 Per Year

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to decide whether you can afford the time and money to start an exercise routine?

Cellular Defect May Be Linked to Parkinson's: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered a cellular defect that may be common to all forms of Parkinson's disease.

Surgery at High-Quality Hospitals a Money-Saver for Medicare

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having major surgery at a high-quality hospital costs Medicare less than the same procedure at a low-quality hospital, a new study finds.

Intensive Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Can Extend Survival: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive management of type 2 diabetes can make a difference in how long and how well you live, even if you don't start until middle age, researchers report.

The Football Injuries Most Likely to End an NFL Career

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with a rematch between last year's Super Bowl teams, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, football fans will be focusing on which franchise claims victory this time around.

Concussion Video Kicks Off NFL Season

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Before the NFL season starts this week, all players were given a concussion education and training video.

Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who are overweight or obese before pregnancy may face a slight increased risk of having a baby with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests.

College Students Using More Pot, Fewer Opioids

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- American college students' use of marijuana continues to increase, but the appeal of other drugs, including amphetamines and opioids, may be waning, a new study found.

Immune Therapy Makes Headway Against a Lymphoma

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically engineered immune cells appear capable of eradicating non-Hodgkin lymphoma when coupled with effective chemotherapy, a new early trial finds.

Sugary Drink Warnings Hit Home With Teens

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health warning labels can steer teens away from sugary drinks, a new study suggests.

Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Removing part of the skull to relieve pressure in the brain following a severe head injury can save a person's life, but the patient is often left permanently disabled, a new clinical trial has determined.

COPD Deaths Down for Most Americans: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer Americans are dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but not black women and the middle-aged, a new government report shows.

Health Highlights: Sept. 8, 2016

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

New Electrical Stimulation Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Move Paralyzed Hand

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new form of electrical stimulation therapy can help rewire the brain and restore some dexterity to a hand that's been paralyzed by stroke, a new clinical trial shows.

Can Exercise Offset Alcohol's Damaging Effects?

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In news that's sure to delight tipplers everywhere, a new study says moderate exercise may offset some of alcohol's harmful effects.