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Health Tip: Get Physical Activity
From sports to cleaning, there are many ways to burn calories

Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing
Feed baby more during the day

Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2014

When It Comes to Sex Partners, Men Prefer Younger Women: Study
Researchers found women likelier to seek mates around their own age

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key
Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests

Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says
Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

Recessions May Thwart a Woman's Motherhood Plans Forever: Study
Research found initial impact was most pronounced among women in their 20s, and lasted until they were in their 40s

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors
Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening
CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery
Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

Could a 'Fat Tongue' Be a Factor in Sleep Apnea?
In study, obese people with the disorder tended to have more fat at base of tongue

Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study
But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens
Study found adolescents were more likely to smoke, drink, have poor grades after bad concussion

Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy
Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
Some past research had suggested a possible benefit against the disease

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States
Unidentified man cared for at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa

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