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September 13, 2013

Atlanta Women Offers Hope for Psoriasis Sufferers

Alisha Bridges spent most of her life covering up and hiding. She didn't want the world to see the scaly patches of psoriasis that cover a significant portion of her body.
Treatment Options Expand for Psoriasis Patients

For the legions of Americans living with the red, scaly patches of psoriasis, doctors have good news.
Health Tip: Identifying a Learning Disability

Parents of school-age children may notice symptoms that could signal a learning disability. So what are worried parents to do?
Health Tip: Going Meatless

If you're ready to stop eating meat, it's time to start figuring out your new menu that includes all of the necessary nutrients.
Vitamin D Deficiency Often Seen in Traumatic Bone Breaks

Low levels of vitamin D are commonly found in people who suffer traumatic bone fractures, according to a new study.
Informed Patients Can Help Stem Antibiotic Overuse

A local, low-cost information campaign that was primarily aimed at patients -- although involving doctors and pharmacists as well -- helped reduce antibiotic prescribing, according to a new study from Italy.
4 Factors Predict Diabetes Remission After Surgery: Study

A simple scoring system can predict whether an obese patient might achieve diabetes remission within five years after weight-loss surgery, according to researchers.
Teens' Antisocial Texts May Foretell Bad Behavior

Teens who text about bad behaviors such as drug use or fighting are more likely to actually engage in those behaviors as well, a new study finds.
Study: Predominantly Black Nursing Homes Deliver Poorer Care

U.S. nursing homes with a high proportion of black residents appear to deliver poorer care and perform worse financially than homes with no or few minority patients, a new study suggests.
Bilinguals Increase Their Mental Flexibility, Study Finds

People who are bilingual, or speak two languages, likely have more mental flexibility than those who speak just one language, according to a new study.
Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers

Here's some good news for anyone who's ever woken up fuzzy-headed and bleary-eyed after a night of heavy boozing: New research suggests that hangovers fade with age.
FDA Panel Backs Wider Use of Drug to Treat Early Stage Breast Cancer

U.S. advisers endorsed on Thursday the broader use of a drug already used to treat advanced breast cancer that also appears to shrink early stage breast tumors.
Health Highlights: Sept. 13, 2013

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



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