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HealthDay News - September 01, 2017

Getting Fit as a Family

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Getting the entire family involved in fitness is a great way to enjoy quality time and instill a love for exercise in kids at an early age.

Health Tip: Stay Safe During a Lightning Storm

(HealthDay News) -- Thunder and lightning storms are a fixture of summer's heat and humidity.

Health Tip: Food Safety for College Students

(HealthDay News) -- As college kids head back to campus, it's important to keep them aware of food safety.

Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young gymnasts, figure skaters and wrestlers who try to quickly shed pounds by fasting or restricting fluids may be endangering their health, pediatricians warn.

Food Allergies Can Hit Your Four-Legged Friends, Too

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fido and Fluffy can suffer from food allergies just like people, a new report says.

Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains?

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who receive general anesthesia for surgery before they're 1 year old may have less white matter in their brains, a small study suggests.

Nasal Flu Vaccine's Demise May Mean Fewer Immunized Kids

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu immunization rates among children appear to have dropped slightly after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended against the nasal spray version of the vaccine, researchers report.

Does Immune System Hold Clues to Preterm Births?

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- By learning more about the immune system changes that occur during pregnancy, scientists hope they can someday predict if babies will be born prematurely.

Science Weighs in On How Fat Raises Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have known for years that obesity can rise cancer risk, but how? Now, new research offers clues to how fat cells encourage tumors.

Dog Walking a Treat for Pet and Owner Alike

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Why do people walk their dogs? A new British study suggests it's not for the exercise.

Will Climate Change Bring More Highway Deaths?

THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- America's roads may become more dangerous as an unexpected consequence of climate change, a new study suggests.

Harvey's Health Hazards Will Continue During Cleanup

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hurricane Harvey is finally winding down, but residents and volunteers in the Houston area must remain on guard against health hazards that will continue during the cleanup effort, public health officials say.

Health Highlights: Sept. 1, 2017

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

FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an altered dose of the drug Mylotarg to treat a distinctive type of acute myeloid leukemia -- CD33-positive AML.