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Health News for 09/20/14

September 20, 2014

Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says

As flu season approaches, the best way to stay healthy and avoid infection is to get a flu shot and a checkup, according to an infectious disease specialist.
Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

The avian flu that killed 160 harbor seals in New England in 2011 could be spread through respiratory drops and therefore poses a potential threat to humans, according to a new study.
Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

As kids transition from elementary to middle school, they are increasingly the targets of cyberbullies, according to a recent study.
Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Trulicity (dulaglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90 percent of diabetes cases in the United States.
Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers found.
Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior

Your brain structure could help predict how willing you are to take financial risks, a new study suggests.
Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.
Some U.S. Troops May Face Greater Skin Cancer Risk

U.S. military troops deployed to sunny climates may have an increased risk of skin cancer, according to a new study.

 

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