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Health News for 10/01/14

October 1, 2014

Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

Nearly 2 million children younger than 5 died worldwide in 2013 of complications from premature birth and pneumonia, a new study shows.
Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy Dinners

It can be difficult to find the time, energy and motivation to put together a healthy family dinner every night of the week.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Acne Scars

Proper skin care can minimize acne and help prevent scarring.
Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes

There's no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study says.
CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States

The first confirmed case of Ebola has surfaced in the United States, involving a man who recently flew here from Liberia, federal health officials announced late Tuesday.
Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

Teenagers who have experienced a traumatic brain injury are much more likely to engage in a wide range of risky behaviors, Canadian researchers report.
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

Children conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests.
Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

Young and middle-aged heart attack survivors are more likely to have poor health and low quality of life if they have fewer family and friends to support them in their recovery, a new study suggests.
Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potential health risk for millions of Americans, and a new study points to a possible culprit behind the disorder: a "fat" tongue.
Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than "sham" acupuncture, according to a new study.
Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests.
Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

Medicare should cover low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening for people at high risk for the disease, a coalition of more than 60 patient and medical groups says.
Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

When unemployment rates climb, women tend to put the brakes on motherhood. And for many young women, that decision may turn out to be a permanent choice, new research suggests.

 

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