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Health News for 08/14/13

August 14, 2013

Health Tip: Enjoy Sausage Safely

Sausage is a popular choice for the summer grill, and there are many cuts to enjoy.
Health Tip: Fit Your Teen's Feet

Trying to find the right athletic shoes to fit your teen's growing feet?
Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?

An infection from a common type of mouth bacteria can contribute to colorectal cancer, a new study suggests.
More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation

After hearing about film star Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, a growing number of U.S. women now say they may ask their doctors whether the same preventive measure is right for them, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDaypoll.
Link Among Obesity, Diabetes and Death Risk Is Complicated

Somewhat surprisingly, the link between body weight and death risk is stronger among adults without diabetes than among those with the disease, according to a new study.
MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer

The growing use of MRI in breast cancer patients may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women, according to a large new study.
Twitter Chat: How to Prepare for a Healthy School Year

Are you looking for expert advice for your back-to-school health questions?
Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring

Here's another reason for young women to get their bad eating habits under control: Kids born to obese mothers are likely to die earlier than those born to normal-weight mothers, a new Scottish study suggests.
Infertility Rate Declines Among U.S. Couples

Despite the rise in fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization, infertility rates have actually decreased among U.S. women of childbearing age, a government report released Wednesday shows.
'Watch & Wait' OK for Many Low-Grade Prostate Tumors: Study

The aggressiveness of prostate cancer doesn't appear to change over time, according to a new study that bolsters the argument for "watching and waiting" in cases of low-grade tumors.
Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2013

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



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