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September 13, 2017
Lifestyle Tips for Better Diabetes Control
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Managing diabetes is more than just taking medication. Some adjustments in your daily lifestyle can have a huge impact on your overall well-being.
Heath Tip: Contact Lenses Aren't Risk-Free
(HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses may raise your risk of developing serious eye conditions, such as infections or corneal ulcers.
Health Tip: Treating Sleep Apnea
(HealthDay News) -- There's no routine blood test to detect sleep apnea, and it may well be missed during a routine medical visit.
What You Can Do to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Proper disposal of prescription painkillers and use of safe alternatives to manage pain could help combat America's opioid abuse epidemic, doctors say.
Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A breast cancer patient's choice of surgeon can have a major effect on her treatment, according to a new study.
U.S. Military Surgeons Helped More Than 6,000 Afghan Adults
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In addition to their regular duties caring for U.S. armed forces in the region, American military surgeons provided humanitarian care to nearly 6,000 Afghan adult civilians over 11 years, a new study reports.
Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Three common mental health disorders -- depression, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder -- pose no serious threat to pregnant women or the health of their babies, a new study finds.
'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections
TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Recurrent ear infections are the bane of many children -- and the parents who have to deal with their care.
Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are at risk for chronic kidney disease, and another 59,000 Americans, 40 and older, are at risk for diabetes-related blindness.
Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Microscopic particles from tattoos can travel within the body and reach the lymph nodes, researchers say.
'Upside' to Diabetes Really Isn't
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes can reduce your chances for a rare but potentially fatal weakness of blood vessels, a new study says. But while this may sound like good news, it's not.
Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although older people have the highest suicide rates in the United States, a new study finds suicide attempts by younger adults -- especially those with mental disorders and less education -- are now on the rise.
Health Highlights: Sept. 13, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Could Swine Flu Be Linked to Type 1 Diabetes?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who've been infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus may be at increased risk for type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Human semen provides a potential hiding place and breeding ground for a host of dangerous viruses, a new evidence review reports.
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