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Health News for 08/09/13

August 09, 2013

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Outgoing Young People Become Happier Seniors: Survey

People who were outgoing and energetic as young adults seem to be happier with their lives by the time they hit retirement age, a new study suggests.
Ultrasound Device Might Be a Mood Booster

Imagine putting on special ultrasound headphones and cheering up when you're feeling blue. Such a device could someday be an option, a new small study suggests.
Migraines Linked to Artery Networks in Brain

Migraine sufferers are more likely than other people to have an incomplete network of arteries that supply blood to the brain, researchers have found.
Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study

Having friends is healthy for anyone, and young homeless people are no exception.
'Superbug' Can Spread to Nearby Hospitals

A common drug-resistant "superbug" spreads among hospitals through a domino effect, according to a new study.
Soda Tax Won't Curb Obesity, Study Contends

Taxing sodas and other sugary beverages won't help reduce obesity because consumers would switch to other high-calorie foods and drinks that aren't taxed, a new study contends.
Health Tip: Got Enough Breast Milk?

While most women produce enough breast milk to feed their babies, low milk supply is a concern for many mothers.
Health Tip: Keep Pet Food Safe

Fido or Fluffy deserve the same confidence as you do -- that their food will be safe to eat.
Pictures May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Self-Exams

Pictures can make a strong impression: People who see images of skin cancer are more likely to do skin examinations, according to a new study.
Lasers in Toys Can Cause Serious Eye Damage, FDA Warns

Lasers in toys can be dangerous to children and those around them, posing the risk of serious eye injuries and even blindness, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Health Highlights: Aug. 9, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 307 in 37 States

More than 300 people in 37 states have been sickened to date in a major multistate outbreak of salmonella infection linked to baby poultry, U.S. government health officials reported Friday.
Quarterback's Death, NFL Study Split Over Brain Disorder

The dispute over whether playing football raises the risk of developing a degenerative brain disorder has surfaced again with reports on the death of a former Michigan college quarterback and findings from a study involving 500 former NFL players.

 

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