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Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study

09/17/2014 - Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say

More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

09/17/2014 - Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report

PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

09/17/2014 - Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

09/17/2014 - Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer

09/17/2014 - May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals

09/17/2014 - Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study

09/17/2014 - Scientists saw changes in helpful gut bacteria, which can affect some people's ability to process glucose

Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study

09/17/2014 - New genetic analysis reveals DNA from North Eurasians, researchers say

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

09/17/2014 - Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection

09/17/2014 - But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

09/17/2014 - 16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

09/17/2014 - Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

09/17/2014 - Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Health Highlights: Sept. 17, 2014

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FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

09/17/2014 - Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

09/17/2014 - Analysis of skeletal remains sheds light on fatal injuries English king suffered in battle over 500 years ago

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

09/17/2014 - It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

Health Tip: Avoiding Salmonella From Your Pet

09/17/2014 - Wash hands after handling food for Fluffy or Fido

Health Tip: Minimize Jet Lag

09/17/2014 - Observe sleep and meal times in new time zone

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

09/16/2014 - Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

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No matter what your age, exercise offers the same benefits: more energy, improved self-esteem, healthier heart, lungs and joints, and stronger muscles. Even if you have a chronic disease, exercise can make ease symptoms and help you cope, says the American Physical Therapy Association.