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A Good Night's Sleep Is Key to School Success

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Now that children are back in school, it's important to make sure they get enough shut-eye, sleep experts say.

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A Drink a Day Might Be Good for Diabetics' Health, Study Suggests

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chinese researchers may deserve a toast for their new findings that suggest light to moderate drinking may be beneficial...

Study Finds Smog Particles Can Reach Developing Fetus

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can penetrate a pregnant woman's placenta and potentially threaten the health of a developing fetus, new r...

Will Feeding Your Pets Raw Food Make You Sick?

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pet food-related infections in people are rare in households that feed their pets raw food, according to a large interna...

Radiation Rx Might Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heart Beat

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique that uses a targeted high dose of radiation seems to prevent recurrence of a potentially deadly heartbea...

Doubt Over Long-Term Use of Hormone Rx for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Running contrary to current guidelines, new research suggests that use of hormone-suppressing treatment over the long te...

Hysterectomy Tied to Depression, Anxiety

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a hysterectomy can be a traumatic experience, and new research now shows it may also increase the long-term risk ...

At-Risk Men May Also Benefit From Regular Mammograms

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mammography has saved hundreds of thousands of lives by detecting breast cancer early in women.

Could such regula...

Alex Trebek Heading Back to Chemo After Cancer Numbers Go 'Sky High'

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is heading back for another round of chemotherapy after losing a large amount of weight an...

High-Dose Radiation a Game Changer in Fighting Deadly Prostate Cancer

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In what might be a major breakthrough, researchers report that high doses of radiation dramatically prolonged survival ...

AHA News: Vitamin D Is Good for the Bones, But What About the Heart?

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Vitamin D plays an important role in overall health, but if you've been taking supplements to strengthe...

Could Profit Be a Factor in Kidney Transplant Decisions?

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests money may sometimes guide whether someone gets a new kidney, researchers report that patients...

Are You Just a Worrywart or Is It Something More?

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone goes through moments of worry, but for some people, anxiety takes over their lives. How can you tell if you're ...

A Surprising New Source of Omega-3s

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TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of reasons to get your omega-3s, which are abundant in fish and their oils.

But high consump...

Health Highlights: Sept. 17, 2019

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

General Mills Recalls Flour...

Health Tip: Your Changing Voice

(HealthDay News) -- Puberty can be a confusing and frustrating time for boys as their voices change. The larynx, also known as the voice box, grows during puberty b...

Health Tip: Understanding Color Blindness

(HealthDay News) -- Color blindness is a vision deficiency that affects the perception of color, says the National Eye Institute.

People with color blindnes...