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September 14, 2017

5 No-Calorie Hunger Busters

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Psychology can play a big role in how much we eat.

Health Tip: On Kids and Pets

(HealthDay News) -- Selecting a family pet should not be a quick decision. The safety of your children should be a priority, so it's important to find the right match for your family.

Health Tip: Pedicure Pointers

(HealthDay News) -- Giving yourself a home pedicure, or getting one at a salon?

Early Onset of Pregnancy Complication May Raise Heart Risks

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who develop pre-eclampsia earlier in pregnancy may be at increased risk for heart problems soon after giving birth, a new study finds.

Nerve 'Zap' Treatment Could Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with more serious cases of sleep apnea may get lasting relief from an implanted nerve stimulator, a new study finds.

Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Diabetes Risk?

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A small Australian study suggests that consuming high amounts of artificial sweeteners might affect how the body responds to sugar -- and might raise a person's risk of diabetes.

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.

Increasing Salt Intake Tied to Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of salt consumption may increase an adult's risk of developing diabetes, researchers say.

Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco caused 7.1 million deaths worldwide in 2016, and poor diet was associated with 1 in 5 deaths, according to a new report.

Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When Zika infections strike in the womb, babies' eyes likely suffer, researchers say.

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving cancer than ever before, but as the population ages, even more will develop the disease.

Which Single Behavior Best Prevents High Blood Pressure?

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You probably already know that certain healthy lifestyle behaviors can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure, but is any one behavior more important than the others?

Can Coffee or Tea Extend Survival With Diabetes?

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of diabetes comes with a long list of "don'ts." But new research suggests that coffee and tea probably shouldn't be off-limits because each may help prevent an early death.

Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2017

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

Hurricanes' Toll on Mental Health Will Linger

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disappears, survivors could still suffer from mental stress caused by the massive storms, experts say.

Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Senate Republicans on Wednesday introduced a plan to roll back key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and use that money to provide block grants to states.

App to Help Treat Substance Abuse Approved

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its first mobile app to help treat substance abuse, the agency said Thursday in a news release.

FDA OKs First 'Biosimilar' Drug to Fight Cancer

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first approval of a biosimilar drug to treat cancer was announced Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Mvasi Is First Biosimilar Drug Approved for Cancer

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first biosimilar drug to treat cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Aliqopa Approved for Follicular Lymphoma

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Aliqopa (copanlisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma who have received at least two prior treatments with certain other drugs.

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