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Health News for 09/02/14

September 2, 2014

Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

Melatonin supplements did not reduce delirium in seniors who had surgery for hip fractures, a new study found.
'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests

Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, but a new study challenges that theory.
More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

Two new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding.
ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Stimulant medications -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta -- used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests.
'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure

When it comes to excess pounds and blood pressure, all fat may not be created equal, a new study finds.
Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds

The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2014

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

Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best things you can do to stay healthier as you age.
Health Tip: Want Healthier Hair?

If it's healthier hair you seek, the American Academy of Dermatology offers these suggestions:
Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study

For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.
Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says

Having regular family meals may help protect teens from the harmful mental health effects of "cyberbullying," a new study suggests.
Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Slightly

The quality of Americans' diets has improved somewhat but remains poor overall, and dietary disparity between the rich and poor is growing, a new study shows.
Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline, a new study contends.

 

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