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A Good Night's Sleep Is Key to School Success


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.


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


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?


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


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'


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?


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?


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


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...