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October 18, 2012

Health Tip: Am I at Risk for Endometriosis?

Endometriosis occurs in women when endometrial tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Pelvic pain during menstruation is a common symptom.
Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that you can't see or smell, but it can kill people and animals if a leak isn't detected quickly.
Breast-Feeding Might Cut Risk for Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer: Study

Breast-feeding may reduce a woman's risk for a form of breast cancer that's particularly difficult to treat, a new study suggests.
Dad's Advice Could Be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity

The idea that fathers play a significant role in the development of their kids' approach to sex has received some support in a new evidence review. Studies in the review suggest that adolescents have less sex if their fathers talk to them more about sexual matters.
Could Green Tea Help Fight Prostate Cancer?

Six cups of green tea a day may slow the progression of prostate cancer, a new study suggests.
Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study

Women whose first pregnancy is ectopic have fewer children and are at increased risk for another ectopic pregnancy, a new study says.
Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors

Gastric band surgery, and other types of weight-loss operations, can significantly reduce obese people's risk for heart disease and stroke, and also improve the health of the heart itself, researchers report.
Depression Brings Worries About Discrimination, Study Finds

Among people with depression, 79 percent report that they've experienced some form of discrimination, a new study finds.
Menopause Won't Spur Weight Gain, But May Boost Belly Fat: Review

Menopause does not cause weight gain, but it does increase belly fat, according to a new study.
Some With Alzheimer's Better Off Staying on Antipsychotics: Study

People with Alzheimer's disease who take the antipsychotic drug risperidone (Risperdal) to help curb their agitation and aggression may see a return of these troublesome symptoms if they stop taking the medication, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Accidents Claim Lives of 12,000 U.S. Children Each Year: CDC

About 12,000 children die from unintended, accidental injuries each year, most of them preventable, according to a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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