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When It Comes to Sex Partners, Men Prefer Younger Women: Study

09/30/2014 - Researchers found women likelier to seek mates around their own age

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

09/30/2014 - 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

09/30/2014 - Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says

09/30/2014 - Drug should remain standard of care for HER2-positive tumors, doctors say

Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2014

09/30/2014 -

Health Tip: Get Physical Activity

09/30/2014 - From sports to cleaning, there are many ways to burn calories

Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing

09/30/2014 - Feed baby more during the day

Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

09/29/2014 - Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

09/29/2014 - Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

09/29/2014 - American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines

09/29/2014 - Narcotics too risky in many cases, American Academy of Neurology says

Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

09/29/2014 - Tumors in rodents exposed to dim light seemed to develop resistance to a common cancer drug

40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

09/29/2014 - Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

09/29/2014 - Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

09/29/2014 - Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

09/29/2014 - The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

09/29/2014 - Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

09/29/2014 - Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

09/29/2014 - These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

09/29/2014 - Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

Did You Know?

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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.