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Health News for 09/02/11

September 02, 2011

Can't Find Time to Exercise? Schedule It, Experts Say

It would be hard, these days, not to have heard that regular exercise can provide innumerable health benefits and help people enjoy longer, happier and more active lives.
To Get Up and Get Moving, Joining a Gym Might Help

Joining a gym is the first step for many people interested in losing weight or getting in better shape. But for many, joining is also the last step they take, said Drew Baker, general manager of the West Salem Courthouse Athletic Club in Salem, Ore.
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the egg begins to develop outside the womb. In this type of pregnancy, the fetus cannot grow normally and does not survive.
Health Tip: When Aspirin Therapy May Be Harmful

Low-dose aspirin therapy helps lower the risk of heart attack in many people, but it isn't for everyone.
Longer Allergy Season Means More Misery

A trend toward a longer allergy season may mean more sneezing, sniffling and misery for allergy sufferers, experts say.
Hookah Use Growing Among Young Adults in California

A rapid rise in hookah use in California is cause for concern, researchers say.
Healthy Habits Can Fend Off the 'Freshman 15'

College students can avoid gaining the dreaded "freshman 15" pounds by maintaining a healthy lifestyle from day one, an expert says.
Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe

A boy's relationship with his mother changes as he grows up and the way it changes can affect his behavior when he's a teen, a new study says.
Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying

Children's social goals help determine how they respond to being bullied and whether their responses are effective, researchers say.
Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood: Study

The ability to remember the origin of memories isn't fully developed until adulthood, a new study says.
Survivor Builds 'Cancer-Fighting' House

At age 36, Charles Ruma had a wife, young son and a successful career as a home builder. His diagnosis with testicular cancer came as a shock.
Is Breast Reduction After Weight Loss Surgery Best?

Having weight loss surgery before breast reduction surgery is best for severely obese women who have both procedures, according to a small new study.
Traffic Safety Should Be Among First Lessons in New School Year

Traffic safety should be among a child's first lessons for the new school year, experts suggest.
Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown Planned

Drunk and drugged drivers make the Labor Day weekend one of the most dangerous times to be on the road in the United States, so federal and local officials are conducting a crackdown on impaired drivers.
Climate Change May Trigger More Asthma Emergencies

Climate change may increase children's asthma-related visits to hospital emergency departments in the next decade.
9/11 Responders, Workers Still Suffer an Excess of Illnesses

First responders and workers at the World Trade Center site right after 9/11 continue to suffer an excess of physical and mental ills, including a possible increase in their risk for cancer.
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Researchers using scanning technology say they discovered physical differences in the brains of older children with autism compared to those of kids without autism.
Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2011

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

A kit to diagnose seasonal influenza, bird flu and other forms of flu that affect people has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Two U.S. Children Contract New Strain of Swine Flu

Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating two recent cases of swine flu in which the new strain of flu passed directly from pigs to children.



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