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Health News for 11/15/13

November 15, 2013

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Health Tip: Cutting Down on Fat

Cutting back on dietary fat can help you lose weight and improve your heart health.
Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes a severe sore throat, which can make swallowing and eating quite painful.
Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says

Boys are 14 percent more likely than girls to be born prematurely, and preterm boys have a greater risk of disability and death than preterm girls, new research finds.
Most Men With Breast Cancer Undergo Mastectomy, Study Finds

Breast cancer in men occurs only rarely. But among men who have breast cancer, mastectomy rather than breast-conserving surgery is by far the more common choice, new research shows.
Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging for Some?

Beyond slimming the waistlines of morbidly obese patients, weight-loss surgery also may help reverse the aging process in some patients, turning back the clock on a key sign of decline in the body's cells, a small, early study suggests.
When, Where Did Dogs Become Man's Best Friend?

Dogs are practically part of many human families, but it wasn't always that way.
No Connection Seen Between Dementia, Common Eye Disease

No link seems to exist between the common eye condition known as age-related macular degeneration and either dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a large new study shows.
Health Highlights: Nov. 15, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Implanted Device Approved to Decrease Seizures

A device implanted within the skull to help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

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