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September 19, 2016

Health Tip: For a Healthier Diet, Plan Ahead

(HealthDay News) -- Planning ahead for healthier meals makes it less likely that you'll order takeout.

Health Tip: Fill Up On Low-Calorie Foods

(HealthDay News) -- It's wise to cut calories when you're trying to lose weight, but that doesn't always mean eating less.

For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Man's best friend may also be a college student's best buddy, new research suggests.

Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may offer young children an unexpected benefit -- it might help them become better readers, a new study suggests.

Canada's First Nations People Face Greater Diabetes Risk

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes is more widespread among descendants of people who lived in Canada before Europeans arrived than among the general population, a new study shows.

Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep disorders -- including too little or too much sleep -- may contribute to heart disease risk factors, the American Heart Association said in its first statement on the risks of sleep problems.

Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A startling new study warns that some preteen children -- even as young as 5 years old -- may be at risk of suicide.

Internet Addiction May Be Red Flag for Other Mental Health Issues: Study

SUNDAY, Sept. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Internet addiction may signal other mental health issues among college students, according to a new study.

2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents want teachers to go beyond sex education and substance abuse issues in their health classes, a new poll finds.

Surprise! Beer Makes You Happier, Friendlier

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Raise a glass of your favorite brew and toast the Swiss researchers who offer scientific proof for what you surely suspected and probably hoped.

'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who feed themselves solid foods early on may not be at increased risk of choking, a new clinical trial suggests.

Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Codeine is unsafe for children and should no longer be given to them, a new report from a leading pediatricians' group warns.

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers report that the vaccine against the H1N1 "swine flu" strain of influenza doesn't seem to have a link to birth defects.

Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2016

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

Carrot-Stick Approach: A Way to Get Folks to Eat More Veggies, Fruits

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving low-income Americans discounts on fruits and vegetables while disallowing sugar-sweetened soda and treat purchases may improve their diets, a new study suggests.

Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk After All

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study challenges previous research that suggested vasectomies might increase the risk of prostate cancer or dying from it.

CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite growing concerns about creating drug-resistant bacteria, overprescribing of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals didn't drop between 2006 and 2012, according to a new federal report.

CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Monday lifted the Zika virus travel advisory that urged pregnant women to avoid travel to Miami's Wynwood neighborhood.

First Drug Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for certain people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted preliminary approval to the first drug for a rare form of muscular dystrophy.

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