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HealthDay News - September 29, 2016

Health Tip: Health Risks of Childhood Obesity

(HealthDay News) -- Obesity among children can lead to numerous health problems now and for many years to come.

Health Tip: Why Can't I Stop Sweating?

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone sweats, but sweating profusely may be a sign of hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive sweating.

'Entitled' People May Be Pursuing an Unhappy Path

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Entitled" individuals who feel superior to others often end up unhappy when reality fails to match their expectations, new research shows.

Exercise May Not Lower Women's Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular workouts may cut a woman's chances for heart disease and certain cancers, but new research suggests they won't lower the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Scientists ID Key Fetal Cells Vulnerable to Zika

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The devastating mosquito-borne Zika virus can infect cells that play a role in skull development, a new study finds.

Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don't receive it, a new study finds.

Can You Blame Your Headaches on Your Thyroid?

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with migraines and other headache disorders have a greater risk of a thyroid disease known as hypothyroidism, a new study suggests.

Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing they have a family history of breast cancer or a high-risk gene mutation doesn't lead to increased anxiety or depression in teen girls, a new study finds.

High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure may affect the brains of some children and teens, a new study suggests.

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors routinely give an antibiotic before a cesarean-section, the surgical delivery of a baby, to prevent infection in the mother. But, a new study suggests that adding a second antibiotic can cut the risk of infection even more.

Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Steps to reduce bloodstream infections in dialysis patients will be mapped out Thursday at a meeting of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a coalition of kidney and dialysis groups.

Could Prescribed NSAID Painkillers Raise Heart Failure Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription-strength ibuprofen, naproxen and other commonly used pain relievers may be tied to a higher risk of heart failure, researchers report.

Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2016

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

Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin?

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's some potentially good news for people with a history of acne -- their skin may age more slowly than those who didn't have to suffer mottled skin through adolescence.

HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, appears even more effective than believed, a new study finds.

Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.