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September 23, 2016

Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients?

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation -- a technique that sends targeted electrical impulses to certain areas of the brain -- may help people who've had a traumatic brain injury gain more independence, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Get a Safe Car for a Teen Driver

(HealthDay News) -- Parents have limited control over the actions of a young driver. But they do have control over choice of car.

Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes for Sports

(HealthDay News) -- If you're a scholastic or recreational athlete, your shoes can make a significant difference in your performance and risk of injury.

Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The thousands of miles of aging, corroding pipes that bring water to Americans each day may be home to dangerous drug-resistant bacteria, a new report warns.

Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat right may gain less weight later on, researchers report.

Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Letting kids help with gardening may sow the seeds of a lifelong healthy eating habit, according to new research.

Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kids and germs seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But, there are ways that parents can help protect their kids from the usual barrage of back-to-school illnesses, a health expert says.

How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Don't let this year's flu season catch you by surprise.

The 'Love Hormone' May Quiet Tinnitus

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from chronic ringing in the ears -- called tinnitus -- may find some relief by spraying the hormone oxytocin in their nose, a small initial study by Brazilian researchers suggests.

Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cities that promote walking, bicycling and public transportation can expect a drop in chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, a new study suggests.

New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in Denmark have identified a new form of the superbug known as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) that they suspect may be spread through eating contaminated poultry.

'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with unsightly scars from cancer surgeries may benefit from "medical tattoos" that can help restore some of the skin's natural appearance, Dutch researchers report.

Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2016

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

Insecticide Spraying Working Against Florida's Zika Mosquitoes: Officials

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Aerial spraying of insecticides seems to be stopping the spread of the Zika virus in south Florida, health officials said Friday.

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