Excess Weight Linked to Brain Cancer Risk in Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — Weight and physical activity levels may affect the risk of a certain brain cancers, new research suggests.
Excess weight was associated with a higher risk of a type of brain cancer known as meningioma. Obesity increased…
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Dog Owners Help Scientists Get Inside Pooches' Minds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — Dog owners the world over are helping scientists get inside the head of man’s best friends.
Like humans, dogs have a unique set of mental skills they use to navigate their environment, the new research suggests. Some…
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Filtered Sunlight May Be Effective Jaundice Therapy

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — Filtered sunlight may be a safe, cheap and convenient way to treat jaundice, a common problem in newborns, a new study suggests.
“This research has the potential for global impact,” said study senior author Dr. David…
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Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Obama Nominates New FDA Commissioner
Dr. Robert Califf, a well-known cardiologist and researcher from Duke University, has been nominated by…
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Pesticide Exposure Tied to Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — Exposure to pesticides may increase your risk of diabetes, a new analysis suggests.
After reviewing 21 previous studies, researchers found exposure to any type of pesticide was associated with a 61 percent increased risk…
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Americans Support More Funding of Cancer Research

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 — Major advances have been made in the fight against cancer, but Americans aren’t satisfied, a new survey suggests.
In fact, about three-quarters of those polled want more federal funding allocated for cancer research.
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Health Tip: Pregnancy Affects Dental Health

– Pregnancy can cause numerous emotional and physical changes, even in your mouth.
The American Dental Association mentions these changes that can occur during pregnancy:

Inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis. This can cause bleeding of the…
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