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August 1, 2014

Sports, Hot Weather Can Be Dangerous Combo

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summertime fun often includes outdoor sports, but playing hard in the heat can be dangerous, experts warn.

 
Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 140 people die every year in accidents related to school transportation in the United States.

 
Hit TV Show or Not? Brainwaves May Tell

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's news for TV programmers: Scanning viewers' brainwaves may help you spot a hit.

 
Jardiance Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jardiance (empagliflozin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes, which accounts for some 90 percent of diabetes cases in the United States, the agency said Friday in a news release.

 
Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although many parents worry about their children choking on small objects or toys, many overlook a common choking hazard: food.

 
Obesity Might Slow You Down at Work

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese and work in manufacturing jobs may have significantly less endurance than those who weigh less, a new research suggests.

 
Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated Back to United States

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two Americans stricken with the Ebola virus in West Africa will be evacuated to the United States for treatment, U.S. State Department officials said Friday.

 
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it approved a new drug, Jardiance, to help fight type 2 diabetes.

 
Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Across the country, barbershops serve as a time-honored destination for a good cut and conversation.

 
FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the progressive, deadly respiratory ailment known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a new weapon to battle the disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

 
'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Roaming the high Alps more than 5,000 years ago, the individual whose preserved mummy became famous as the "Ice Man" no doubt had a very tough and active lifestyle.

 
Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigarettes as Anti-Smoking Aid, Survey Finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes seem to be everywhere these days, and a new study finds many U.S. doctors recommending them to smokers as a way to kick the tobacco habit.

 
Health Highlights: Aug. 1, 2014

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

 
Some Birth Control Pills May Up Breast Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Birth control pills containing high doses of estrogen, along with some other formulations, may increase the risk of breast cancer in women under 50, new preliminary research suggests.

 
Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who serve in the U.S. military are less likely to drink alcohol than their civilian peers, a new study suggests.

 
Older Women With Asthma Face Worse Health Outcomes

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women with asthma often have worse health outcomes, they may not make asthma care a priority, according to a new study.

 
Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American who is battling the Ebola virus in West Africa will be flown to the United States for treatment over the next few days, according to staff at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

 
Health Tip: Set Rules About TV Time

(HealthDay News) -- Experts warn against children watching too much TV, saying developing kids could be doing something more healthy and productive.

 
Health Tip: Am I A Binge Eater?

(HealthDay News) -- Binge eating disorder is characterized by regularly overeating and feeling that you have lost control of your eating habits.

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