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Health News for 09/19/14

September 19, 2014

Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

The avian flu that killed 160 harbor seals in New England in 2011 could be spread through respiratory drops and therefore poses a potential threat to humans, according to a new study.
Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

As kids transition from elementary to middle school, they are increasingly the targets of cyberbullies, according to a recent study.
Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Trulicity (dulaglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90 percent of diabetes cases in the United States.
Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior

Your brain structure could help predict how willing you are to take financial risks, a new study suggests.
Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?

Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.
Some U.S. Troops May Face Greater Skin Cancer Risk

U.S. military troops deployed to sunny climates may have an increased risk of skin cancer, according to a new study.
Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study

A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers found.
Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don't engage in this type of exercise, according to new research.
Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

Doctors have known that bacterial pneumonia can raise your risk of heart problems, but new research pinpoints why.
FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new type 2 diabetes drug, Trulicity, on Thursday. Trulicity is part of a class of once-a-week injectable drugs that help manage blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.

When it comes to firearm deaths, Hawaii has the fewest gun deaths in the United States, while the District of Columbia has the highest, according to new research.
More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

More states are passing legislation permitting or requiring schools to stock the medication epinephrine to use for any child having a severe allergic reaction.
Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Getting More Whole Grains

Whole grains are nutrient-rich foods that are full of fiber to help you feel full.
Health Tip: Beware of Household Chemicals

Many common household items are dangerous if children get to them, so it's important to know where the danger lies and to keep such items securely stored.
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, a new study suggests.

 

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