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September 13, 2016

Health Tip: Create a Heart-Healthy Salad

(HealthDay News) -- Salads don't have to be bland to be nutritious. At the same time, it's easy to overdo calories and fats when adding ingredients to your greens.

Health Tip: Relax With Music Before Bed

(HealthDay News) -- A relaxing lullaby may be just what you need to help you get a good night's sleep.

Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The effect that nicotine has on the brain is influenced by a smoker's belief about nicotine content, a new study suggests.

Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients seeking help for mental health problems wait hours longer in the emergency department than other patients do, a new study finds.

Smoking Thickens Heart Wall, Leading to Heart Failure: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking leads to heart failure by causing thickened heart walls and reducing the heart's ability to pump, a new study shows.

Sugar Companies Shifted Focus to Fat as Heart Harm: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Analysis of 50-year-old documents suggests the sugar industry manipulated research to play down the harmful effects of sugar on the heart, a new study says.

Pilots on Insulin Therapy Can Safely Fly Commercial Planes: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Commercial airline pilots on insulin therapy who keep their diabetes under tight control can perform their job without safety concerns, a new British study concludes.

Diabetes During Pregnancy Could Pose Harm to Baby

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women with either diabetes or gestational diabetes -- diabetes that arises during pregnancy -- are at greater risk for complications at birth, a new study suggests.

Many Teens Give Sex Ed a Failing Grade

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens around the world are getting sex education in schools that fail to address their needs and concerns, researchers report.

Why Some Women Find Good Sleep Tough to Get

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some women have trouble staying asleep, and a new small study may shed light on why.

Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively rare abnormality in the makeup of germs in an infant's gut may triple the risk for allergies and asthma in childhood, new research warns.

Is Summer Peak Time for Diabetes Tied to Pregnancy?

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gestational diabetes -- which arises during pregnancy -- may be more common in the summer than in other seasons, new Swedish research suggests.

Most on Opioid Painkillers OK With Getting Overdose Antidote: Survey

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new, small survey of people taking powerful opioid painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin found that most were willing to also fill prescriptions for an overdose antidote.

Health Highlights: Sept. 13, 2016

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

Clinton: 'I Didn't Think It Was Going to Be That Big a Deal'

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "I didn't think it was going to be that big a deal."

New Approach Helps Ease Teens' Stubborn Concussion Symptoms

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For teenagers with lingering symptoms after a concussion, treatment that focuses on the "whole person" may speed their recovery, a new, small study suggests.

1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 5 million Medicare prescription drug enrollees aren't taking their blood pressure medication as directed, increasing their risk of heart attack and stroke, a new U.S. study found.

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